[Advaita-l] Ekadashi

Kaushik Chevendra chevendrakaushik at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 19:57:28 EDT 2021

Namaste subbu sir.
Thank you for your kind words.

On Tue, 20 Jul 2021, 23:18 V Subrahmanian, <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Kaushik,
> You have beautifully articulated the position of the Shastra and our
> sampradaya.  Your post, though short, is full of wisdom.  Thanks for
> sharing your thoughts.
> warm regards
> subbu
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 9:14 PM Kaushik Chevendra via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> The differences between the school of advaita and dvaita are many. But the
>> CHATNTING of harinama and sublime devotion to vishnu is the common and
>> most
>> important aspect in both the school. In the age of kali, it is said that
>> no
>> penance, austerity, charity etc has the same fruit as the rememberance of
>> hari nama. The last verse in "bhaja govindam"says "There is no other
>> measure to escape samsara other than rememberance of hari nama". It's said
>> that narayana finds some excuse to lift people from samsara. Such is his
>> daya ,he is the uplifter of sinners,he is "patita pavana". He always
>> protects his devotees. People who hated hari, such as kamsa, sisupala etc,
>> too were given mukti because they constantly thought about him. He is an
>> ocean of daya and forgiveness. Being sarvasaktha isvara he underwent
>> samsara as rama, to show us how to live a life according to dharma. He
>> gave
>> the essence of Upanishads in the form of krishna to save the people of
>> kali.  Today being ekadashi, this day belongs to narayana.
>> Just a few thoughts I had on this auspicious day.
>> Om namo narayanaya.
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