Nama Article 21st November 2014
Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
The bhăvas of Mahăns are different. You should take note of their deep desire and intense sădhana to attain Bhagavăn. Yogirămsuratkumăr did intense Rama japa for 40 long years. How many follow this? We may copy a Mahăn in his physical attributes but what about the sădhana that he has done? Yogirămsuratkumăr left everything to attain Bhagavăn. He did incessant Rama năma japa.
If you get Mantropadesa from a Uttama Guru what will it do? It will chase you. It will take you to the highest siddhi. Therefore, if you spend this 'manushya janma' (human birth) without doing japa, dhyăna, then you are only a bundle of flesh ('mămsa pindam'). Is there any use of 'mămsa pindam'? The pigs, the dogs etc. also take birth. They too eat. What is the difference between you and the animals if you also behave in the same manner? So, what should you do? Exert effort in the path to reach Bhagavăn.
Once we have taken 'upadesa' from a Sadguru, it will chase us. The Mantra will bring Bhagavăn to us.