Nama Article 24th March 2015
Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji on 17th November, 2002
Panduranga is known as 'sama saroja charanam' - His two feet are held together side-by-side. This shows the equal treatment he metes out to all bhaktas. All he expects of people is 'bhajanam'. His devotees were/are from all castes. Jnaneshwar was a Brahmin, Senayi was a barber, Gora kumbha was a potter, Nămadev was from the sippiya caste, Tukkaram was a vysya (business man), Raidăs was a cobbler. They were all 'amsa' (aspects) of bhaktăs (devotees of the Lord) Prahlada, Narada, Parashara, Pundariika, Vyăsa, Ambareesha, Suka, Saunaka, Bheeshma. When the Lord came down all His devotees came down to the earth along with Him.