Enlightening Discourse on Swami Abhedananda,Shivananda, Greatness of Chennai,Namakirtan about Kaliyuga - Part-15
- Radhe Krishna To all,
Last Sunday was 'Holi festival ' and the other important day was
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Jayanthi.... Namadwaar bring's out A loving tribute to Chaitanya Mahaprabhuji. Pl click the power point presentation...
This day is celebrated as 'Holi' Day. After Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhuji's descent on earth on this day, it is also a 'holy' day.
His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
It was verily Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who spread the Mahamantra all over the world. He was born in Bengal, five hundred years back. Man is beset with many worries. He is worried about the marriage of his daughter, education of his son, construction of a house, etc. In the same way, Mahans are also beset with a worry – how to carry the people of the world ashore? How to do good to them? – Mahans are verily children of God. As they are filled with bliss, wherever they go joy and peace spreads. They sprinkle joy everywhere. Through mere love they transform everything in the world. Wherever they move, whosoever they touch, they become healthy, peace descends on them, and fears fly away. Just as the vasanta ruthu (spring) spreads joy even without its knowledge, so too, Mahans bless people and fulfill their desires – merely by their presence.
Mahaprabhu was beset with a worry. Srimad Bhagavatam, Vrindavan, Radha-Krishna yugalam and the Mahamantra were verily Mahaprabhu's lifeline. Srimad Bhagavatam repeatedly speaks of the state in Kali. Reading this, Mahaprabhu was worried over the state of the people in Kali. 'What is the way out for them?' He began to think. There are 108 Upanishads. They bear different names and of them, only one Upanishad appearing in Krishna Yajur Veda, bears the name 'Kali santarana Upanishad'. This Upanishad bears the term 'Kali', the name of this Age. Thus, whatever has been said in this Upanishad is verily the only way for the people of Kali. 'Santaranam' means to help cross over. How to cross over this Kali? A way is shown. When we desire to admit our child in a school we enquire about the primary education in the school in the locality. It is just the beginning. We do not then enquire about the education in higher classes. Only when the child reaches higher class do we enquire about the syllabus for that class. Not before that.
Is Narada an individual? Yes and no. One who guides you to God is verily Narada. The Guru who leads you to God is verily Narada. Thus, here, Narada represents all Mahans. Dwapara yuga had come to an end and Kali yuga was about to set.
Narada approaches Brahma and asks, "Have you not created all these?" Srimad Bhagavatam says even at the outset 'tene Brahma hrudaaye aadi kavaye muhyanti soorayah'. We speak of Valmiki being the first poet (aadi kavi). But the Bhagavatam calls Brahma the 'aadi kavi'. What was that first kaavya composed by Brahma? It is said to be the Vedas. A kaavya should contain the nava rasaas in it. It contains all the nava rasaas in it and therefore, 'tene brahma hrudaaye aadi kavaye'. 'Dhyayan kritaye, Yajnaih tretayam, Dwaapare archayan yathaapnoti tathaapnoti kalau sankeertya Kesavam' – (the dharma of Krita yuga is dhyana, of Treta yuga performance of Yajna, of Dwaarpar yuga archana and of Kali yuga singing the glory of Lord Kesava) is the ordained yuga dharmas.
Our religion does not speak of the same dharma for all. A householder can hit and kill a snake and he does not incur sin. If a land dispute ensues between him and his neighbor he can fight for his right; he can go to the court and settle the matter. It is not wrong. But a Sanyasi (ascetic) is not right in killing a snake. The dharmas are different for a Brahmachari, a grahastha (householder), a vanaprastha (hermit) and an ascetic. While a householder is permitted to kill a snake or even a cow when attacked, a Sanyasi is forbidden from even plucking a flower. He has to follow ahimsa to that extent. Sanyasa is akin to walking on the rope. It is very difficult to follow. Just as dharma differs as per the asrama (walk of life), so does dharma vary as per the Yuga (Age). Each Yuga viz. Krita, Treta, Dwaapara and Kali have different dharmas ordained. Thus, the Shastras have ordained Namasankirtan as the dharma for this Kali yuga.
There was a Maharishi by the name Chyavana. He has written a smriti in which he says,
'Sruti smriti puraanesu Rama Naama prakirtitam: tan Naama kirtanam bhooyah taapatraya vinaasanam.' –
I have gone through the Vedas, Itihaasaas and Puraanaas deeply, repeatedly and have found that the quintessence of all these is verily Rama. 'Ra' is moolaadhara and 'Ma' is the sahasraara. Therefore, one who does japa of 'Rama' would become a Yogi, would become a Bhakta, would become a siddha; he would become verily God Himself! 'Rama' is a simple two-lettered Mantra.
!!! Will Continue !!!
Guided "Hare Rama" Meditation at Redding, CA
On Saturday's and Sunday's you can watch the Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji discourses on VIJAY Indian TV in-between
6:00 AM and 6:30 AM on the topic
"Shakti Pirakkudu Moochinile..." in tamil language....
Don't miss it!
Regards & Chant The Maha mantra:
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare