Bhagvannama Mahatmya (H)

The science behind chanting God's name
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कल्याण के अनेक साधन हैं किन्तु

एहि कलि काल न साधन दूजा।
जोग न जप तप व्रत मख पूजा॥

कलियुग में केवल भगवन्नाम, गुणादि से ही काम बनेगा अन्य कोई साधन नहीं। दूसरी ओर वेद से लेकर रामायण तक हर ग्रन्थ ऐसा भी कहता है केवल भक्ति से ही भगवत्प्राप्ति होगी।

प्रस्तुत प्रवचन में इन दो विरोधी सिद्धान्तों का निराकरण करते हुए आचार्य श्री ने भगवन्नाम, गुण, लीलादि संकीर्तन का रहस्य बताया है। भगवन्नाम, गुण, लीलादि संकीर्तन में हम भगवान् का अध्याहार करें, राधा कृष्ण उसमें व्याप्त हैं ऐसी भावना दृढ़ करें तभी भगवन्नाम का माधुर्य हमको अनुभव में आयेगा।

The Tables are Turned

During November 1984, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj sat in the courtyard of Kripalu Kutir, his modest residence in Mangarh, the rural village of his appearance known today as Bhakti Dham, and delivered an astounding discourse on the nature, power and science behind true recitation of God’s name.

Shri Maharaj Ji’s narrative is woven together incorporating references from the GitaRamayanaBhagavatamVedas and Upanishads, along with teachings from other great Saints like Jiva Gosvami, Saint Tulsidas, Gauranga Mahaprabhu and Jagadguru Shankaracharya, thereby showing how closely intertwined, but not inextricably so, this science is.

As one reads on, we discover just how much sankirtan has been glorified by our Saints and scriptures, and how often the Supreme Lord declares that He Himself is personally present in His names. With such irrefutable logic placed before us, Shri Maharaj Ji then tackles the pivotal question concerning the recitation of God’s name: why haven’t I realised God when I have taken His name so much?

He begins with Gauranga Mahaprabhu’s Ashtapadi, where he referred to this as our great misfortune. Shri Maharaj Ji masterfully reveals that Mahaprabhu Ji was referring to committing transgressions. From there, Shri Maharaj Ji goes straight to the very source of the confusion in this regard, the scriptural accounts of Ajamila and Valmiki, dissecting them as only he could to reconcile the whole apparent controversy.

Bhagavannama Mahatmya – The Glories of the Divine Name is an extraordinary spiritual discourse, the transcript of which is printed in its entirety in Hindi and English. Readers will gain some sense of the naturalness and ease of this great Scriptural Master, and delight reading the playful way he shows how something that was once our great misfortune, has now become our greatest fortune.

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