This series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. These articles are translations from the series, “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine. The original article was written by Dr. Bhagyanathanji, Personal Secretary of Sri Swamiji.
Our Malaysia Namadwaar is being beautifully run by Sunithaji, who also involves herself directly in many social service activities in various parts of Malaysia. She visits every house and conducts prayer sessions too. Supporting her, there are many families in Malaysia Namadwaar who are greatly devoted and dedicated to their service to Sri Swamiji. Sunithaji, accompanied by a few other devotees from Malaysia, visited Chennai from Sep 15 to 17 to have darshan of Sri Swamiji. Let me share with you all the essence of the small discussion that Sri Swamiji had with them.
“Amongst all the species in this world, humans alone have the power to discriminate (reason and tell right from wrong). A person with such discrimination ponders, “Who created this world? Who is protecting us? Who is the cause behind all the happenings in this world? Why does death occur?” Thus some started seeing the sun as God, some worshipped fire as God, and a few others created images on their own for worship while some developed devotion for the most powerful person among them.
“Like this, many imagined different types of Gods. This is not wrong. Why? Who can perceive God? Unless God reveals His own self and imparts knowledge about His cause and effects, all that a man does can only be imagination. If God does not reveal Himself, then His entire creation itself would be of no use. So Bhagavan revealed the knowledge about Himself to Brahma, who in turn passed it on to the Devas and Narada. And the same was transferred by Narada to Sage Vyasa, which, for our comprehension, came as the Vedas, Mahabharata and the Puranas. God does appear and speak to the one who is eligible. Thus Bhagavan revealed Himself through the well-deserving Sage Vyasa.
“This religion is eternal. It existed even before a thought called ‘religion’ occurred in the minds of others. In our present time, this religion shows Nama Kirtan as the simplest path to attain the Lord. Let us too chant the Divine Names incessantly and attain all benefits.”
This is the essence of Sri Swamiji’s talk that was bestowed upon the devotees from Malaysia Namadwaar.
It is to be noted that Sep 17, 2017, was the sixth anniversary of Malaysia Namadwaar.