Nama Article 14th November 2014
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
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.'
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