chevendrakaushik at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 03:10:21 EDT 2021
And this is the statement of bagavtpada in the last stanza of "bhaja
*bhajagovindaM bhajagovindaM govindaM bhajamuuDhamate .
naamasmaraNaadanyamupaayaM nahi pashyaamo bhavataraNe .. (33) *
*Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Oh fool ! Other than
chanting the Lord's names, there is no other way to cross the life's ocean.*
And the works of "narayaneeyam" and "gudartha dipika" by advaita acharyas
specify the importance of bhakthi. It's not a mere form of "chitta sudhi".
On Wed, 21 Jul 2021, 11:52 Kaushik Chevendra, <chevendrakaushik at gmail.com>
> Namaste sir.
> Its true that the attainment of gnana alone leads to liberation. But the
> aspect of devotion is nowhere given less importance. This has been stated
> many times by shri abhinava tirtha swamin in his discourses. In now way can
> knowledge be attained without the grace and of guru and isvara.
> And for people who completely surrender to isvara, the aspect of "krama
> mukthi" is accepted. So, there is no rule that it has to come after many
> Regarding the power of nama smarana, here is a link to the discourses of
> jagadguru - "http://www.tattvaloka.com/jagadguru-speaks". The discourse
> in March 2021 under " Chant the names of Lord and attain highest good" the
> power of nama smarana is given. There is also a discourse in telugu given
> by him in 2013 regarding the greatness of smarana- "
> From jagadgurus discourses it's evident the power of nama smarana and
> bakthi shouldn't be compared to other rituals. Bakthi indeed is superior to
> And I have no way indicated inferiority of other gods. It was ekadashi, a
> special day to narayana and vaishnavas. And hence I had a few thoughts
> about the immeasurable daya and splendor of narayana and shared it in the
> group. And other than a praise of him and a rememberance of him, it had no
> other intention.
> Om namo narayana.
> Thank you.
> On Wed, 21 Jul 2021, 10:24 Venkatesh Murthy, <vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Our Sampradaya has laid down Panchayatana Puja to worship Ganesha, Shiva.
>> Vishnu, Shakti and Surya. There is a reason for this. We should not become
>> fanatics of one God and quarrel with devotees of other Gods. It will be a
>> big obstacle for us if we become fanatics. Every God is a form of Saguna
>> Brahma. No God is inferior and nobody is superior.
>> On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 5:44 AM Kaushik Chevendra via Advaita-l <
>> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>>> Namaste subbu sir.
>>> Thank you for your kind words.
>>> On Tue, 20 Jul 2021, 23:18 V Subrahmanian, <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
>>> > 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
>>> >> 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
>>> >> that narayana finds some excuse to lift people from samsara. Such is
>>> >> daya ,he is the uplifter of sinners,he is "patita pavana". He always
>>> >> protects his devotees. People who hated hari, such as kamsa, sisupala
>>> >> too were given mukti because they constantly thought about him. He is
>>> >> 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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