[Advaita-l] Naam sankirtan

kuntimaddi sadananda kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 13 04:24:00 CST 2012

Bhaskarji - PraNAms

Just reflecting.

Naama sankiirthanam obviously involves naming which follows knowing since one cannot name without knowing. However, Brahman is anaamikam - nameless.One can say all names belong to him or no name belongs to him. That requires clear understanding of the nature of Brahman or the self that I am. I am amused by the discussions on jnaana and bhakti - and that the bhakti is eternal. What is eternal or nityam is only Brahman where there is no division of deity-devotee relationship since it is ekam eva advitiiyam.

 Hence naama samkiirtanam involves revelling in that knowledge aham brahmaasmi - It becomes akhandaakaara vRitti. In that sense during and/after sandhyaavandanam one should do naama sankiirtanam. Karma anuShTanam is recognition that I am never a karthaa while all obligatory karmas are being done.

Hari Om!

--- On Mon, 2/13/12, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> From: Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com>
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Naam sankirtan
> To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
> Date: Monday, February 13, 2012, 4:52 AM
> On one occasion He has said in reply
> to a questioner:  One can indulge in
> bhajana (nama sankeertana) AFTER one has finished the
> sandhya vandanam and
> not as a replacement to it.
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Yes, it is something like above he insists in his
> dialogue.  He advises, 
> one should not skip his nitya & naimittika karma and do
> nAma saMkeertana 
> instead.  He gives here an example of two disciples,
> one who is always 
> praising his guru without doing any work as entrusted by his
> guru and 
> another who is sincerely following his guru's instruction in
> executing his 
> duties. 
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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