Sunday, December 10, 2017

Only those fortunate men who devotedly drink in the nectar of Shrimad Bhagavatam get cured of the maladies of Kali.

Nama Article 11th December 2017


Sri Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal - Vaishnava Samhita

Bhoopadeva Charithram: Vol. I, Book 1 , Chapter 8. Shloka 25 & 26

 

Shrimad Bhagavatam Tena Yatra Yatra Prakirtitam

Tatra Tatra Kalih Nashtah Sarva Dharma Vinashakah

 

Kali, that causes the destruction of all dharma was eradicated wherever he conducted the Shrimad Bhagavata recitation.

 

Pibanti Ye Naraa Bhaktya Shrimad Bhagavatamrutam

Tesham Punya Aatmanameva Kalirogo Vinashyati

 

Only those fortunate men who devotedly drink in the nectar of Shrimad Bhagavatam get cured of the maladies of Kali.

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 



Then with great joy, Bhoopadeva visited every village and conducted Shrimad Bhagavata Saptaha Yajna. Singing the glories of Lord Krishna was his life's fulfilment.

Nama Article 10th December 2017


Sri Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal - Vaishnava Samhita

Bhoopadeva Charithram: Vol. I, Book 1 , Chapter 8. Shloka 21 & 24

 

Upayam Iha Vakshyami Tasya Upashamanaya Cha

Na Anya Dharmasya Saamarthyam Shrimad Bhagavatam Vina

 

Bhagavan said, "Now I shall show you the way to subdue this Kali. In this respect only Shrimad Bhagavatam has the capacity to achieve the end and not any other dharma."

 

Tatah Prahrushto Viprastu Pratigramam Charan Bhuvi

Saptahayagnyam Krutavan Krishna Keertana Tatparah

 

Then with great joy, Bhoopadeva visited every village and conducted Shrimad Bhagavata Saptaha Yajna. Singing the glories of Lord Krishna was his life's fulfilment.

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 




Due to the evil tendencies of Kali even the scholars consider the recitation of the glory of the Divine Names as mere rhetoric and they lead an ostentatious life.

Nama Article 9th December 2017


Sri Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal - Vaishnava Samhita

Bhoopadeva Charithram: Vol. I, Book 1 , Chapter 8. Shloka 13

 

Nama Keertana Maahaatmyam Kalidoshena Panditah

Arthavaada Iiti Smritva Dambhaacharaa Vasanti Hee

 

Due to the evil tendencies of Kali even the scholars consider the recitation of the glory of the Divine Names as mere rhetoric and they lead an ostentatious life.

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 


The saints who had knowledge of the truth and were men of perception, prescribed singing of the glories for Lord Vasudeva in the various Shastras, as the only remedy for the maladies of Kali.

Nama Article 8th December 2017


Sri Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal - Vaishnava Samhita

Bhoopadeva Charithram: Vol. I, Book 1 , Chapter 8. Shloka 12

 

Kali Dosha Vinaashaaya Vaasudevasya Keertanam

Viheetam Sarva Shastreshu Munibhih Tatvadarshibhih

 

The saints who had knowledge of the truth and were men of perception, prescribed singing of the glories for Lord Vasudeva in the various Shastras, as the only remedy for the maladies of Kali.

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 


All happiness available on this earth and in the spiritual realm are based on dharma. Hence, dharma must be adhered to.

Nama Article 7th December 2017


Sri Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal - Vaishnava Samhita

Bhoopadeva Charithram: Vol. I, Book 1 , Chapter 8. Shloka 10 & 11

 

Dharma Moolam Jagat Sarvam Dharma Moolah Swayam Harih

Dharma Moolam Sukhaanchaiva Swadharmam Paalayedatah

 

The root of the existence of the universe is dharma. Lord Shri Narayana Himself is rooted in dharma. All happiness available on this earth and in the spiritual realm are based on dharma. Hence, dharma must be adhered to.

 

Babhoovuhu Naastikaah Sarve Naraah Samskara Varjitaah

Mahaa Paapavashadeva Vimukha Harikirtane

 

Slipping away from the denoted path of righteousness, all people became sinners and turned into atheists completely forgetting the recitation of the glory of Lord Hari.

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sri Krishna tells Uddhava, 'Mayanukulena', that he makes everything favourable for a life of devotion.”

Nama Article 6th December 2017


Source: Madhuramurali - Bhagyam Aho Bhagyam!

 

"There is a song in Rasa. 'What more do I need?' In our Radhika shatakam, the song 'kim mama varaniyam...' also brings out the same bhava (feeling). It is a great fortune which cannot be attained easily (Namakirtan (chanting of the divine names), kathashravanam (spiritual discourse), and Bhagavath kainkaryam (service to the Lord) by the blessings of the Guru.).

 

When blessed with this kind of a fortune, one feels, and indeed should feel apprenhensive about continuing to do this service without a break. Just as Brahma sang in praise of Lord Krishna, 'Thathre anukampam sukameekshamana:', if one is fortuitous to have received the blessings of the Lord, He himself makes everything favourable to the devotee. In the eleventh canto of Srimad Bhagavatham, Sri Krishna tells Uddhava, 'Mayanukulena', that he makes everything favourable for a life of devotion."

 

After a brief silence, Sri Sri Anna continued, "In his Prabodhasudhakara, Sri Adishankara says, 'Nidhrahara vihareshwanadhara:'. Likewise, without bothering too much about food, sleep and leisure, one should listen to the discourses on the Lord everyday."

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 


Monday, December 4, 2017

Kirtan [singing divine hymns], japa [chanting the Divine Name/Mantra], parayana [reading holy texts] are verbal. They can be performed only if the mind is involved in them at least to a certain extent. If not it would stagger. Verbal japa would lead to dhyana [meditation/concentration]

Nama Article 5th December 2017


Answers and Beyond - HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Some people spend long hours doing puja whereas we seem to complete it in a simple manner!

 

What is the significance of puja? God does not expect it of us. The real fruit of a puja is fixing our mind in thoughts of God all through the hours that we conduct the puja. We follow Bhagavata dharma. In this path reading holy texts, listening to and narrating God related stories, singing divine hymns are considered more important than puja. In fact we spend more time in all these than in puja. Even puja could be done mechanically as it is related to the body. Kirtan [singing divine hymns], japa [chanting the Divine Name/Mantra], parayana [reading holy texts] are verbal. They can be performed only if the mind is involved in them at least to a certain extent. If not it would stagger. Verbal japa would lead to dhyana [meditation/concentration]

 

Shedding tears touched by the Lord's compassion while narrating His stories is verily abhishekam. Non-violence, forbearance, determination and dispassion that we come across in the life histories of Saints are verily flowers. Horripilation is verily archana. Annihilation of mind's ignorance resulting in the birth of jnana [wisdom] is verily karpoora harati. Being humble is verily namaskara.

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 


Corrupted practices will only lead you on the wrong path, Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama ||

Nama Article 4th December 2017


Sant Samartha Ramdas

 

नको योग अष्टांग तो रोध प्राणा |

नको कृच्छ्रचांद्रायणीं हट्ट जाणा ||

अपभ्रंश हा मार्ग कीं वोखटा रे |

हरे राम हा मंत्र सोपा जपा रे ||

 

Bother not with the eight steps of yoga, or the control of breath,

Stick not stubbornly to rituals of fasting,

Corrupted practices will only lead you on the wrong path,

Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama ||

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 


Let no pleasures intoxicate you, Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama ||

Nama Article 3rd December 2017


Sant Samartha Ramdas

 

नको वीषयीं फारसा मस्त होऊं |

नको मानदंभामधें चित्त गोवूं ||

नको भस्म लावूं जटाभार का रे |

हरे राम हा मंत्र सोपा जपा रे ||

 

Let no pleasures intoxicate you,

Let not your mind cling to hypocritical honors,

Show off never the burden of matted hair, and ash-smeared body,

Only chant this simple prayer, Hare Rama ||

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 




Death's messengers, ferocious, will arrive, Why do you not chant this simple prayer " Hare Rama" ||

Nama Article 2nd December 2017


रवीसूत ते दूत विक्राळ येती |

तुझ्या लिंगदेहासि ओढूनि नेती |

तुला खंडिती मुंडिति दंडिती रे |

हरे राम हा मंत्र सोपा जपा रे ||

 

Death's messengers, ferocious, will arrive,

And drag your subtle body,

Only to break, revile, and punish it !

Why do you not chant this simple prayer " Hare Rama"  ||

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare 




Will you not like to lighten this arduous burden, Why do you not chant this simple prayer " Hare Rama" ||

Nama Article 1st December 2017


Sant Samartha Ramdas

 

कुटुंबीं स्त्रिया पुत्र ते दासदासी |

बहू पोषिसी सोसुनी दुःखरासी ||

त्यजीं भार काबाड ओझें किती रे |

हरे राम हा मंत्र सोपा जपा रे ||

 

Family you have with wife, children, and servants,

Suffering endless misery, you support them,

Will you not like to lighten this arduous burden,

Why do you not chant this simple prayer " Hare Rama"  ||

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare