Glory of the Nama

Glory of the Nama

“Blessed are they to whom the guru speaks the word, placing his hand on their heads.” – Sadhu TL Vaswani
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The name divine, Nama, is, indeed, a manifestation of the lord. Nama is the word, the creative word by which all things come into being. Nama is referred to as the “Logos,” in the New Testament. Nama is the wisdom of the Hebrew scriptures.

Nama, if recited as it should be, awakens the seeker. “He whom the name doth smite findeth salvation. It awakens the sleeper!” are the words of a beautiful poem of Dadu.

But you need a teacher—a guru—to help you to hear Nama in your heart. And when you hear the Nama, love springs in your heart. Love is not a mere word.

Choose a teacher. Choose one whose life is radiant with love for Krishna. Blessed are they to whom the guru speaks the word, placing his hand on their heads.

Such blessed ones do not feel lonely in this world of darkness. Krishna is with them. The name divine is the light of their lives.

The world is asleep but when the heart is wounded with Hari Nama, the seeker wakes—wakes in pain. And he hears the Holy Spirit speak within his heart and he is led into the presence of the Self.

Desires lead the seeker astray and he wanders— knowing no rest. Alas! so many pass away, crying—“O beloved! beloved! O Krishna! Krishna!” Blessed is the seeker in whose heart the Nama sings! Then is heard the voice—“I, thy Friend, am not afar! I am close to thee!” Then in the mirror of the Heart doth the seeker see Him and exclaim“He is in all alike! To whom shall I enmity bear?”

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