Ram Naam - Ram Chanting 108 Times Meditation - राम राम - Lord Hanuman - 108 Chants
Register Login. One should never abandon chanting this maha-mantra and take toother so-called purificatory processes which are practiced by rascals, orengage in chanting other metrical compositions of the name of Krishna thatare against the pure conclusions of the scriptures, or are filled with rasabhasa.
Having all heard this from Brahma, the sons and disciples of Brahma,beginning with Narada, all accepted the Hare Krishna maha-mantra and,having meditated on it, attained perfection. Please explain the sequence of Hari-nama.
The maha-mantra for Kali-yuga bestows all perfection. In this age of Kali, the only means for deliverance is the chanting of the names of Hari. There is no other way, there is no other way, there is no other way. It contains sixteen names of the Lord, consisting of thirty-two syllables. Chanting this mantra again and again will awaken the sprout of prema within the heart, and thus the goal of life and the means for its attainment is understood.
Chant the Hare Krishna mantra.
Playing mantra melodies with kantele. I am confused. Srila Prabhupada chanted RAM. We can hear it clearly in His japa recordings. Please clear this huge doubt. Hi RS, good question! Throughout the vedas the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra is referred to as the 32 syllable mantra.
The most important thing is the instruction of the spiritual master. Srila Prabhupada has instructed us to chant Rama, and that is also backed up by the Vedas themselves, which also instruct us to chant RAMA when we chant the Maha Mantra. Our hearing of Srila Prabhupada may be faulty, we are conditioned souls with the four defects, such as: imperfect senses, we commit so many mistakes, we are illusioned and we have the propensity to cheat.
Take for example offering food to the deity. We offer Bhoga to the deity and we are told that the deity eats it, but yet we see with our imperfect senses the eyes that the foodstuffs are still there after the deity has eaten it. How are we to understand, it is inconceivable.
We must simply accept it because there is no way for our imperfect senses or mind to understand. So similarly how can we trust our ears we must simply follow the instructions of the spiritual master. Due to being conditioned souls all we can do is simply follow the instructions of Srila Prabhupada as are given in his original authorized books. This is another reason to only read the original books.
Because the books that have been edited by conditioned souls with imperfect senses are like milk touched by the lips of the serpent — it has a poisonous effect.Greatness of Nama. The word name has evolved from the Sanskrit word "Nama". Nama or name refers to the name of a person, place or thing. Without a name, unique identification of entities in the world is not possible and without identification communication is not possible and without communication nothing is possible in this world.
The whole world will come to stand still. So is the importance of the Name. When you call a person by his name, immediately he responds by some means.
God the loving mother of all creatures Movable or immovable will definitely respond to your call. In fact He is waiting for your call… But we never call Him. How do we make our call reach him? God exists in two forms. The nirguna bhramam being nameless and formless in nature, worshipping or loving the nirguna bhramam is not possible. We humans, beings the highest creation of God cannot do it, no need to mention about other creatures.
So, the nirguna bhramam due to its endless love and mercy entered into a stage where in it have numerous forms with numerous names. At this level it is called as Saguna bhramam or Bhagwan. Bhagwan can be loved and worshipped. Bhagwan has numerous names, he can be called upon by any names and he can be worshipped in any forms. Among his numerous forms and names, you can choose the name you like.
This is called 'Nama Sankeerthanam' chanting of Bhagwan Nama and this is the very dharma prescribed exclusively for this Kali Yuga. This is the Yuga dharma. In the Kali Yuga, people are incapable of doing any dharmas. The concept of Dharma will lose its foot hold in Kali Yuga. Kali Yuga is a period of decadence of all Dharma by all sects of people. The following are few dhosha gunas that one can easily find in the people in Kali Yuga.
Virtues like chastity, righteousness and obstinacies would be interpreted according to their own whims and fancies. When Dharma staggers on one leg and retegeted to a corner… When all unrighteous actions gain the upper hand… When men and women abandon all prescribed commandments and rules….The query was addressed to Sastrigal five times and a reply was expected. Swami did not at all like Sastrigal spending all his time in worldly pursuits and wasting his time instead of seeking to attain spiritual liberation Moksha.
Shall I rid you of your entire ailment? Para-Brahma Creator of the universe is nirmalam without any dirt, i. Detachment from the body, and other desires, conquers death. Self-realization is the only means to develop such a detachment. Hanuman had the blessings of Lord Rama, that enabled him to cross the seas. It is enough to worship this.
One can become spiritually enlightened and attain liberation. Guru Himself is Shiva, and Shiva is the Guru! This was oft mentioned by Swami. Swami was not convinced. Hence, the Guru is more vital than the deity.
In the same manner, the Jeevan disappears and only the image of the Para-Brahman remains. Swami appeared in his dream on the third night. Sastrigal saw a flourishing banana plantation. When describing the style in which one could leave, Swami speedily threw up his hands.
He then noticed a few bananas which were red and on the point of getting ripe and the rest were totally unripe. Swami conveyed to Sastrigal the unripe state of his spiritual pursuit and advised him to do Rama Nama Japa to attain liberation.
The dream was as follows:.His Holiness Sri Sri Swamiji discusses briefly about the significance of Rama Nama as cited in the different scriptures. The information given here on this glorious Nama is just the tip of the iceberg. Every other mantra in our scriptures have their own names. It helps us cross the cycles of birth and death.
Sage Vasishta meditated on the Rama Nama for quite a long time. Hence he wanted to name the Almighty with the same Mantra that he had chanted. We are all aware of the story of the competition between Ganesha and Muruga on who will get the divine fruit.
Muruga, angry that the fruit was not given to him, went to Palani. In order to appease his anger, the competition was conducted again, when Muruga diligently circumambulated his parents on his peacock at great speed. A good teacher is the one who practices what he preaches. When parents do something noble, would not the son follow the same? Muruga and Ganesha chant the Rama Nama always.
Out of the boundless love for Sri Rama, Viswamnitra wanted to gift Him something. A sage that he was, he had no worldly possessions, nevertheless, he had performed an abundance of austerities. He initiated Sri Rama with these Mantras. Viswamitra was jealous of the fact that those devatas who could be invoked by him only after severe penances, now appeared the instant Sri Rama chanted their Mantras! Here, when the devatas were invoked, they refused to go back to their abodes. Hence Sri Rama invited one and all of them into his body.
Thus, by merely chanting the Rama Nama, one gets the benefit of invoking all the 33 crores of devatas as well. Generally, people can be divided into two broad categories: the Shaivites, who worship Lord Shiva as the supreme, and the Vaishnavites, who worship Lord Vishnu and His forms as the Supreme Being.
Anyone chanting this Divine Name thus worships both Shiva and Vishnu at the same time. It is the power of that Divine Name that made him establish this Universal Religion of Brotherhood called Hinduism all over the world. Now let us all chant the Divine Name together.
Only that has the power to get us independence. All rights reserved. Rishi Manu shows that the Rama Nama has links to all the other mantras that ever exist.For many years Vandana Mataji used to spend six months of the year in Rishikesh, Himalayas, in prayer, study and dialogue with Hindu masters and sadhakas from India and abroad.
With her Guru-behn Ishpriya Mataji, she gives retreats and courses based on yogic spirituality in different parts of the world wherever invited. She has been spending the rest of the year at Jeevan-Dhara Ashram in Jaiharikhal, Garhwal Himalayas where God-seekers of all denominations are welcomed.
With an M. Her special concern has been to promote inculturation of Christian spirituality and theology so that the Church in India may recognize her genuine Indian identity and to absorb the riches of other faiths especially Hinduism.
Her books and many articles have emerged from her own spiritual experience shared with God-seekers in many ashrams both Hindu and Christian.
Here she presents us with a study, at once practical and theological, of The Prayer of the Name in the Hindu and Christian traditions. As Swami Chidananda says, it should be of immense benefit to seekers both in the East and in the West.
Nama and Nami are indeed one. This is the central truth upon which the sacred Sadhana and the science of the practice of the Divine Name Japa are firmly based. This mystical identity is the secret of its efficacy and power to confer illumination upon the practitioner. The transforming and enlightening power of the Divine Name is the power of God and no other. This mystical manifestation or outer expression is referred to in the sacred scriptures of India as Nada-Brahma or Sabda-Brahma.
That is, the Divine Reality manifest as Sound or as the "Word" primeval. The Divine Name thus becomes the mystical bridge between the finite and Infinite. The Divine Name is the direct link that links up the individual soul with the Universal Soul, the human with the Divine.
The faithful practice of the Divine Name may be poetically described as an ascent upon "the ladder from earth to heaven".
When the name is received and enshrined in the human heart, God's power works from within to bring about an awakening of the Sadhaka's spiritual consciousness and ultimately confers liberation upon the individual seeker through Divine enlightenment. Patient and persevering practice with unswerving faith and undivided devotion is the way of attaining success in this path of Japa Yoga.
This has been the invariable experience as demonstrated in and through the lives of many renowned mystics Bhaktas of India like Samartha Ramdas, the spiritual preceptor of King Shivaji, Sant Tukaram, Sant Mirabai of Rajasthan and numerous similar others. This is true even to this day. Sister Vandana is rendering an immense spiritual service to the people of present day world by expounding the great tradition and the practice of this specific Sadhana Path, through this present book "NAMA-JAPA".
This treatise will indeed benefit innumerable seekers upon the path of God all over the world. I wish this valuable book the widest possible circulation which it most certainly deserves in every way.In this age of conflict and anxiety chanting the holy name of God is the cure to all our problems and worries.
A few years back a rich man was impressed when he saw Pramukh Swami Maharaj absorbed in chanting the Lord's name with a pair of 'kartals' cymbals in hand.
Rama Nama Mahimai
He had never witnessed a person so happy in his entire life. He felt no amount of money could buy the bliss Swamiji was experiencing. He asked Swamiji: "How can we ever attain the happiness you so abundantly possess? This will forge an armour that will make you invincible to all miseries. While reading this article you are probably aware or unaware of an orchestra of sounds and visions around you; the next door neighbor's blaring radio or Hi-Fi system, the screaming television in the next room, a simmering row across the street or a catchy poster on your way to office or college.
All these and a lot more infiltrate and influence your character, mode of thoughts and health. When anyone shouts, "Scorpion! When someone calls you names or heaps insult you find it excruciating to bear.
You become inflamed and uneasy. When someone praises you, you feel happy. The spectrum of human reactions to the words and things around us is endless. If such situations can arouse feelings of fear, anger, joy, then what of chanting or hearing God's name -- the purest and greatest of all names?
The mere saying of the word 'apple' conjures an image of it and a lot more. Similarly, chanting God's name creates an image or awareness of God. We become "apple-conscious" on saying the word apple, similarly we become "God-conscious" on chanting the Lord's name nama japa.
During the two World Wars soldiers marching to the front chorused or whistled patriotic songs. This bolstered their fighting spirit and numbed their anxieties. The slaves in the cotton fields of America sang songs to kill the monotony of work and the brunt of persecutions from their masters. In this age of conflict and anxiety chanting the holy name of God is the panacea to all our problems and worries.
A popular verse pointed out by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu says:. The above verse means that in Kaliyuga there is no other means to moksha than chanting the name of God. The words 'harer nama' i. All our sufferings stem from the delusion that "I am the body. Believing what you are not i. You'll find misery coming your way when you believe you are a leader or you know about lots of things, when in reality you don't. Living in false identity stifles your peace and happiness. To support this consider the example of a thief who is about to do his work.
He is never at ease.A practical guide which can be understood and practiced by one and all to experience happiness forever. Global Way for Divinity. Visit and enter the doors of Divine bliss : www. Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji.
Not only this but also attain a birthless state. In your last hour Bhagavan will take you to His Lotus Feet.
This Mantra helps you cross over the disease of birth 'piravi pinni' very easily. Seeing him Ramakrishna used to say, 'How I wish I had that kind of a bhakti! He used to keep the notebook very safely. Another devotee used to touch everything uttering the Name of the Lord. He held the deep faith that it could cleanse everything.
What would I beg of all? Do not doubt its greatness. If you say, 'I am practicing some other spiritual practice, I follow some other Guru,' well, continue to do it. It is not contradictory to bhakti. Many a Mahan has performed wonderful things through this Maha Mantra. Then there is no place for fear.
Rama Nama is the very essence 'saram' of all Epics, Shastras and the Vedas. One should develop taste for Rama Japa Rama japa ruchi. His mother, corrected him saying that, uttering Rama Nama once would do! Rama Nama can grant all wishes at all times. Rama Nama can relieve you from any difficulty. The supreme Rama Nama could bestow all auspicious things. Let this Rama Nama be hailed everywhere. Glory of Rama Nama.
Lord Sri Ranganatha
No one can comprehend the glories of the Divine Name of Rama. All should Chant the Divine Name of Rama. The Divine Name of Lord Rama is the only asset of penniless noble men of the world.
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