Unflinching Devotion

When you repeat the Lord’s name you must evince unflinching devotion from the bottom of your heart – devotion to God, without love for any other object. You must drive off all worldly thoughts from your mind. Fill the mind with thoughts of God and God alone. You must struggle. You must exert hard. Remain…

The Supreme Remedy

When allopathy, homeopathy, chromopathy, naturopathy, ayurvedapathy and all other ‘pathies’ fail to cure a disease, the divine namapathy alone can save you. The name of the Lord is a sovereign specific, a sheet-anchor, an infallible panacea and a cure-all for all diseases. It is an ideal or supreme ‘pick-me-up’ in gloom and despair, in depression…

Benefits of Japa

Japa (repetition of the mantra) checks the force of the thought current moving towards objects. It forces the mind to move towards God, towards the attainment of eternal bliss. Eventually it helps us to have the darsana (vision) of God. The mantra-power is hidden in every mantra. Whenever the spiritual aspirant shows lack of vigour…

Mantra Yoga

Mantra yoga is a great science. “Manana trayate iti mantrah” – “By manana (constant thinking or recollection) one is protected or released from the round of birth and death – that is mantra.” That is called mantra, by meditating on which the jlva or soul attains freedom from sin, enjoyment in heaven and final liberation.…

The Power of Sound

The subtler the element, the more powerful it is. Water is more powerful than earth because it is more subtle. Water removes earth away. Fire is more powerful than water because it is subtler than water. Fire dries up water. Air is more powerful than fire because it is more subtle than fire. Air blows…

Human Nature into Divine Nature

God is a mystery. Mind is a mystery. The world is a mystery. How sanklrtan transmutes human nature into divine nature, how it overhauls the old vicious habits, how it changes the mental substance, how it transforms or metamorphoses the impure nature into pure nature, and how it brings the devotee face to face with…