A common space for harmonic peacemakers
Japa, Japa, Japa,... Let the wheel of the name of the God go around in the midst of all activities. All the burning of the heart will be soothed. Don't you know how many sinners have become pure and free and divine by taking refuge in the name of God
Question: I feel mind is like a monkey which wavers, making concentration difficult during prayers or chanting. How do I overcome this?
Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji:
The elephant cannot keep its trunk stationary. It keeps swaying it always. In order to arrest its movement, the mahout gives it a huge chain to hold on to. Similarly, in order for the mind to concentrate, we have it focus on the divine Name and Form of the Lord. That is the basic…Continue
The parables of Sri Ramakrishna is world famous. With simple day-to-day illustrations he would explain high philosophies.
Mahendra Nath Gupta, the recoder of The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, records in his second visit of the Master --
M: "Sir, suppose one believes in God with form. Certainly He is not the clay image!"
Master (interrupting): "But why…Continue
Keshab Chandra Sen the famous Brahmo leader of the time felt much drawn to this simple villager who had attained the summit of all religions. He published articles about Sri Ramakrishna which brought him to light. Many began to visit the Paramahamsa at Dakshineswar.
Sri Ramakrishna was frustrated with worldly talks. He would go up to the rooftop of the kuthi after the evening vesper service and cry out in an agonised voice, "Come to me, Oh, devotees!…Continue