The Mother Divine
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(Excerpts from Streams of Nectar)
By Sri Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath

The Kundalini rises in the yogi
By means of static pose and breath-control.
The yogi penetrates one after one
The six circles and unites Shakti and Shiva
At the thousand-petalled lotus in the head.
From that sweet communion streams of nectar
Flow constantly. The yogi drinks at it
And is liberated. But if thou chantest
Rama, Rama without a break, thou wilt
Not need any yoga. My Mother will arise
On hearing the Name. Chant the Name, traveller,
Day and night. All austerities come with
Folded hands and place flower-offerings
At the feet of the chanter of the Name.
Don’t listen to, look at, or think anything else.
Lose thyself and be blessed by chanting the Name.
Day after day thy life wears off. Chant the Name,
At all times, Sitaram, servant of the Lord!


My Shankara1 has said in the Tantra2
That one devoted to outer or inner telling
Of the Name is a free soul while living. He
Gets over the world’s entanglements with ease.
You who wish for peace, recite the Name
And you will possess perpetual peace.
The four kinds of Freedom4 will bow to you
And seek your shelter. You won’t have to ask
For pleasure; it will be rolling at your feet.
Repeat the Name, the soul’s balm, in company or
Alone. Who can describe the glory of the Name?
Only the chanter of the Name knows of it.
It is being chanted from the beginning
By Shiva and Brahma. It is being
Sung through eternity. Recite it, Sitaram,
The servant of the Lord! Don’t go astray.