Nama Article 16th Jun 2016
We understand that "antimasmaranam" (thinking of God in the last breath) is very important. You say that if we don't have the remembrance of God at the moment when life leaves our body, we will have to be born again. But even if we chant Nama, it cannot be said that everyone (who chants Nama) will be able to chant it at the time of death. For example, if someone dies when they are in coma, then there will not be "antimasmaranam" right?
HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
What you say is true. That's why, instead of chanting Nama on our own, we should receive Nama as an upadesa from a Realized Guru, and then chant it. When we chant like that, then the Guru himself takes on the responsibility of "antimasmaranam." So if we take upadesa of Nama from an uttama Guru, then we do not have to worry about "antimasmaranam."