Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vinay Patrika: Hymn 254

Raag Kalyan

The Name of Shri Ram is Symbolic of One's Dear Ones

ram! raavro naam mero maatu-pituh, haai |

sujan-sanehee, guru-saahib, sakhaa-suhrid,

ram-naam prem-pan abichal bitu haai ||1||

satkoti charit apaar dadhinidhi mathi

liyo kaadhi vaamdev naam-ghritu haai |

naamko bharoso-bal chaarihoo phalko phal,

sumiriye chhadhi chhal, bhalo kritu haai ||2||

svaarath-saadhak, parmaarath-daayak naam,

ram-naam saarikho na aaur hitu haai |

tulsee subhaav kahee, saanchiye paraaigee sahee,

seetanaath-naam nit chithooko chitu haai ||3||

Dedicated Love for Shri Ram is One's Eternal Wealth

Shri Ram ji! Your very Name stands for my parents, kith and kin, lover, guru, svami or master, friends and selfless well-wishers. And the dedicated love which I have for your Name is my permanent wealth ||1||

Lord Shiva Extracts Ram Naam from The Ocean of Milk

Lord Shiva has churned the unfathomable Ocean of Milk having 100 crore virtuous traits and extracted the ghee of Raam Naam. The power and implicit faith of your Name is the highest fruition out of all the four fruits of arth(wealth), dharma (religious), kaam (desires) and moksha (salvation.)

The Yagya of Shri Ram Naam

Discarding deceit one should do *smarana of Shri Ram's Name. This is the only *yagya of paramount significance ||2||

Shri Ram & Janaki ji

Your Name subdues all the selfish pleasures of this material world and grants the highest truth (moksha or liberation from the cycle of birth and death). There is nothing else equivalent to Shri Ram Naam, which can bring about our good. This fact has been instinctively proclaimed by Tulsi therefore it is truly going to be correct hereupon. The Name of *JanakiRaman, Shri Ram is the very essence of our soul.

smarana: a concentrated internal practice of remembering God

yagya: In Hinduism, yagya is a ritual of sacrifice derived from the practice of Vedic times and performed to please the gods. An essential element is the sacrificial fire into which oblations are poured, as everything that is offered into the fire is believed to reach the gods. In the 'Bhagvad Gita' the Lord has ascertained that the yagya of japa or the chanting of His name is His own svarupa or form.

JanakiRaman: a title of Shri Ram, the husband of Sita or Janaki the daughter of Janaka)

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