Wednesday, January 13, 2010



Questions / doubts on Maha Mantra's & Inspiring Answers By Sri.Sri.Muralidhara Swamiji

Ravishankar Gopal Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 6:43 PM
To:, FHRS_USA , hindusociety , delhindu , omganesh , usbrahmins ,
Radhe Krishna To all,

Maharanyan Sri.Sri.Muralidhara Swamiji & All members of the Namadwaar Team wishes all members " Happy Makara Shankranthi"


உழுதுண்டு வாழ்வாரே வாழ்வார்மற் றெல்லாம்
தொழுதுண்டு பின்செல் பவர்


They live who live to plough and eat
The rest depend on them to bow and eat.

"Pongal is a Farmer's Festival (Uzhavar Thirunal) Just as the whole economy
depends essentially on the farmers' produce, all dharmas revolve around and depend on Nama Kirtan to be meaningful and beneficial. Nama Kirtan is the King of all Dharmas and is not dependent on any other Dharma for its existence.

It is not always true that the size of the work determines the rate of its success.
1. I am chanting Mahamantra and I am interested in spreading it to my friends. Is it right to tell about it to a person who is not interested? I am trying to tell to my friends but some are in vain. How can tell them to chant Mahamantra?

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

Before you go out for this task, first, pray to Lord Krishna. He will make it successful for you. Even those who are not interested now may change in future. Who knows!

Our duty is only to take the Nama to people. We will not bother about the results. We are not making anyone chant. It is Lord Krishna who does that. So everything will happen according to His wish.

2. Mahamantra has done a lot of good to me and takes me on the right path. These days, I cannot stand the negative attitude of people around me, and this is intolerable. Is this because of the Mahamantra?

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

When you progress in spirituality, your mind becomes more sensitive day by day. There are a lot of negative things around us. The mind tries to observe all these negativities. What you have to do is, try to neglect such observations and do more and more Japa. It will be alright slowly.
3. I have wasted about 40 years of my life by not chanting the Mahamantra regularly. It is only since the last 6 months, that I have started chanting regularly. Even then worries, fear in life, etc. have not gone from my mind. I heard that only after several births we will attain the lotus feet of lord Sri Krishna. Kindly tell me even after chanting regularly the Mahamantra, we will have to take birth?

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

Not necessarily. Keep chanting. We cannot recover the past. We are not sure of the future. It is only the present that is at our disposal. So don’t waste it. Chant, chant, chant!
4. After chanting Mahamantra regularly, I can see a change in myself in thinking about God always. I want to serve God in continuation of my Karma and work. How can i serve God? Please advice.

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

Chanting the Mahamantra itself is a great service to Lord Krishna. Further, if it is even possible for you to make one other person chant the Mahamantra, that is the greatest service you can do to Him.
5. One person is writing Ram Naam continuously with full devotion and concentration, praying for a wish to get fulfilled. On the other hand, another person is writing Ram Naam continuously without any devotion. Who will get benefited?

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

Both of them will get benefited. While the person who writes with love and devotion will be able to savor the result better, it is undeniable fact that the other person also will get the benefits.
6. How does mere chanting of Mahamantra lead one to the ultimate truth? If we are chanting it mechanically most of the time, how can one realize the self? To chant means to have a mind and a memory. So, does this not contradict the fact that Mahatmas have no minds?

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

Mahatmas talk! Don't they? Does it disqualify them as mahatmas, because as per your idea, talking can happen only when there is mind and memory, so if they talk they cease to be Mahatmas! If a Mahatma's teaching made you think so, he has talked too! So, if that would disqualify him as a Mahatma, there is no need to read his teachings further! So something is wrong in the assumption? Is it not?

The ego, the mind has to be made silent. Chanting works on ego and dissolves it into its source. Mechanical chanting is the starting phase. It will soon graduate to mental chanting and soon this mental one-pointed chanting will lead to the source of the chant, which is the truth. So just like mere mechanical reading of books, soon starts working as understanding or 'doubt' in the mental level, chanting mechanically also leads to mental absorption.

Many saints have realized with the help of God's grace just by chanting Mahamantra.
There are infinite paths to infinite bliss. Truth is pathless. Infinity and zero are but two ways of telling this fact. In geometry, a theoretical question of how many sides does a perfect circle have, has two answers to depict the same truth - zero and infinity!

Understand that great sages like JK, Ramana Maharshi, Yogi Ramsuratkumar all have realized that one truth and are only speaking in different tones.

Yogi Ramsuratkumar Maharaj says chanting is sufficient to realize. Easier way for normal people is to chant, even if it appears mechanical to start with.
7. Why are human beings punished for the acts of their previous births, when everything is pre-destined? What is the role of God here?

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

The destiny simply decided based on the acts of the previous births. God is like a judge that administers justice in a court.
8. I am a businessman. I wish to be honest and ethical, but the world calls me a fool. Does honesty and fear in God truly pay in the long run?

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

Honesty and fear in God pays immediately. How does it pay? In the form of innerexcellence, clarity of mind, free and clear consciousness. Why do you always think only of money for results?
9. Some people say that one should not take bath or wash the legs after returning from a temple. Why so?

Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:

As per our Sanatana Dharma, we generally wash after we visit a place of death or inauspicious happening. When we visit a temple, we carry with us the positive vibes of the charged cosmos there. So it is advised not to wash it away.

1. Jan 12-18: Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji's discourse on Srimad Bhagavatam at Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai.... ALL ARE WELCOME....

2. A Mass MahaMantra Kirtan was held in the presence of Sri.Ramanujam Ji, on 27th Dec-09 in

Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple
12030 Independence Pkwy
Frisco, Tx-75035

Over 400 devotees participated and were blessed to be a part of the Mass Prayer.... Pl click the link to enjoy the bliss.... com/watch? v=7W7xdwPagLc

Regards & Chant The Maha mantra:
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare



At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hare Krsna Prabhuji, I have just one question. What a devotee must do if he or she feels that chanting of Mahamantra is leading to complete detachment from ones own family.I have recently seperated from lifemate and have a son to take care. What should I do now? I hear the vibrations of the Mahamantra all around me, even when I am working in the office and feel the bliss all the time.Please guide me


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