Friday, November 14, 2014

In this world the only thing to take is the Name of God, The only thing to liberate us is humble devotion

Nama Article 14th November 2014

Sant Kabir


लेनेको हरि नाम है, देने को अन्नदान

तरने को आधीनता डूबन को अभिमाना


In this world the only thing to take is the Name of God and the only thing to give is food; The only thing to liberate us is humble devotion, and the only thing to drown us is egotism.


Only a humble person can walk on the path of devotion and get liberation from this worldly ocean. An egotistic person never gets liberation. If you want liberation, be humble. Devotion leads you to salvation and egotism to bondage.


Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji


I then decided that, though a scholar by profession, I should always remain a humble, ignorant peasant at heart, and pray, like that villager


Our Hanuman was an epitome of Devotion and Humility and he achieved the impossible tasks like crossing the ocean and lifting of mountain just by the Power of Grace of Lord Rama obtained through Chanting His Divine Name.


When Paul Brunton (a foreigner who came to India seeking a spiritual Master and author of the famous book, A Search in Secret India) sought an upadesa from Maha Periyava, Maha Periyava offered him the wonderful advice – 'Be humble. You will find what you seek.'


तृणादपि सुनीचेन तरोरपि सहिष्णुना One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street;


The mind that is thought to be undefeatable, drawn by the soft melody of the 'Nãma' becomes humble, soft and obedient.


'If man is Humble and Adheres to His Guru's word always, he becomes a maHAn'


So many people admit, "I am repeating the Name, but the mind is wandering. What can I do?" The cause is he thinks he is doing it. He must be humble enough to admit that God is doing it — not merely orally saying but feeling so


Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :


Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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