Bhootaatmaa – Nama #8 | Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Meaning


Bhagavan is called ‘bhUtAtmA’, because He is the Atma of all the bhUtAs. ‘bhUtAnAm antaryAmi iti bhUtAtmA’. Bhagavan is the in-dweller of all the created beings in this entire universe. Just as we have this sharIrA, we have this body, and we are the sharIrI, this body belongs to us. Similarly, this entire universe is Bhagavan’s sharIrA, is Bhagavan’s body. And He is the in-dweller, He is the antharyAmi. This is so beautiful, is it not? Because Bhagavan is our antharyAmi, He is there with us always. There is not a moment that He is not there with us. He is never away from us.

Our Guru Maharaj would beautifully say, “Even to take a paper or a pen, we need to use our hands and lift it with it. But to attain Bhagavan, we do not have to move any of our limbs!” Because Bhagavan is right within us. Whenever we need Him, He is there for us.

In a very beautiful Sri Madhurageetham, our Guru Maharaj sings,
“sangaruchir mAnava sahaja svabhAva:
kIdrisha sangam icchhasi vada mAnasa”

He says, “The nature of a human being is to seek company.” And our Guru Maharaj is asking his own mind, “Tell me, oh mind, what kind of company do you seek?” And there is lot of, big list of ‘companies’ he suggests and gives answers too. In that list, our Guru Maharaj says, “icchhasi yadi brahmasvarUpa sangam bhavathu thE sangO antharyAmina:”

If you want to have the company of Bhagavan, you don’t have to go and search for Him anywhere else, because He is there with you as your antharyAmi. With this beautiful thought, that Bhagavan is always with us, let us offer this day to Bhagavan by chanting Mahamantra three times.

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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