The Mother Divine
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By Sri Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath

Thakur’s Favourite:

  • People love Baba (Sitaramdas Omkarnath) in the same proportion as they repeat Naam; your Baba loves Naam very dearly. Forever and ever sing Naam to Him.
  • To chant Naam is to do great service to Sitaram. Consider yourself to be akin to a blade of grass. As you sing Naam, earn the virtue of tolerance of a blade of grass.
  • “I” am no different from Naam; sustain the Naam on the tongue, in your breath, in the mind, in the heart, uphold Naam everywhere, drown yourself in Naam, only then will you be able to live in my heart and all the burning pain will cool down.

Naam, the Kaliyuga Remedy:

  • In this Yuga, there is no other way than taking refuge in Him and chanting Naam. ‘I take refuge in you’, ‘I am at your mercy, protect me!’ – reciting this mahamantra and chanting Naam while sitting and standing, eating and lying down– this alone is the supreme remedy.
  • In Kaliyuga one of the most accessible, simple, easy, joyous and incomparable means of welfare of the world is to steadfastly take refuge in Naam-Sundara. Name (of God) and God are one and the same.
  • The means to attain bhakti (devotion) is Naam; Naam helps grant salvation to individual selves in Kali Yuga; that is why the virtuous, as well as those adept in perceiving the essence, highly revere Kali Yuga. The beings of the other Yugas desire to be born in Kali Yuga.
  • Naamkirtan alone is the way in Kali Yuga. The specially qualified one gets more fruit out of writing Naam than kirtan; he is freed from incurable maladies.

Tarak Brahma Naam:

  • Hare Krishna Mantra has a foundation in Vedas, Tantras and Puranas. Sri Mahaprabhu preached this Naam. This is the Naam-deliverer of Kali Yuga.


  • The path of Naam Samkirtana is simple, straight and easily reached. The splendour of My Name transcends even that of Veda and Vedanta. Those who forever sing the Name of God are equally worshipped in all the three worlds. Their blessing delivers the sinful and the afflicted.
  • There’s as much bliss as you sing Naam!
  • There’s as much bliss as you sing Naam!
  • There’s as much bliss as you sing Naam!
  • Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
    Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare
  • If you sing a great deal of Naam, great deal of bliss will come to your lot. There’s as much bliss to be enjoyed as you chant Naam.
  • To seek authentic welfare of every devotee, and to bless them, preach the adoption of Tarak Brahma Naam: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare, may it be sung to the accompaniment of khol and kartaal and with dance. That is enough. This alone will manifest the Anahat Naad.

Singing Naam Aloud:

  • By singing Naam loudly the birds and the beasts, plants and trees, are all sanctified (by listening to Naam), the Naamkari is also sanctified. There’s one more thing: normally only those who are in close vicinity hear Naam, but by singing it loudly Naam will mix with air and reach those who are even five hundred feet far. It will sanctify the atmosphere, the distant ones will be blessed, and breathing in this charged air, their hearts will be purified. – 250

Naam Is Easy. It’s for Everyone:

  • Naam is definitely a great spiritual practice, but it is not difficult at all. It is something which children, old men, young boys and girls, everyone can do. By adopting Naam, one can be rid of sorrow, disease, distress and suffering. This is a practice that embodies the essence of various sadhanas (spiritual practices).
  • There is no one who is free from physical or mental disorders. Nor is there anyone who is free from all wants. That is why it is necessary for everyone to repeat ‘Ram’, ‘Ram’. ‘Ram Naam’ means Name of God. Whichever Name (of the deity) has been given by one’s Guru, by repeating that very Name, man succeeds in reaching the destination.
  • Self-restraint and sacred texts establish a man in supreme bliss. He, who is good for nothing and cannot undertake to purify food habits, cannot seek association of holy men, nor do any worship, the way for such a person is ‘Ram Naam’.

Shabda Brahma:

  • This world is created from Shabda (sound); whatever is visible outside is the manifestation of compact mass of Shabda (sound). Inside, the same Shabda or Naad sports, in the form of Para in the anal region, Pashyanti in the navel, Madhyama in the heart and Vaikhari in the tongue. This Shabda is indeed God. 

Nature of (Naam):

  • Everything in this world is asat (unreal), only Naam is sat (real).
  • There is but one single entity – it is seen as a form with the eyes, ears hear it, skin touches it, and the tongue tastes it. The entity is but one.
  • Shastras have proclaimed it loudly – other than the inferior pleasure of the senses, there is a great joy on earth which is sublime and supreme. This very body can experience it; it can be obtained in this Yuga only through chanting of Naam. 

Shravan & Kirtan:

  • In shravana (listening to Naam) only shravana is achieved, but in kirtan (singing) you have the benefit of both shravana and kirtana, therefore kirtana is considered superior.
  • The root lies in shravana (listening to Naam). The tongue of the sinner is incapable of singing Naam. After having recourse with shravana (listening to Naam) repeatedly, when the sins deplete, then the tongue gains power to sing Naam.
  • Extremely sinful ones do not even have the fortune of shravana (listening to Naam). These people stay far away from any contact with God. If somehow Naam manages to reach their ears, it attracts them to by dint of its own force.
  • You are listening to God’s lore; if you will remember God while listening to His divine sports, you will gain more joy. To forget Him and to recite things inanely gives no joy.

Sufficiency of (Naam):

  • People who are capable of chanting Naam continuously need to undertake no other spiritual practice. But how many can be so fortunate? That is the reason Gayatri Japa, at the three prescribed hours, japa of the Ishta Mantra and reading of the sacred texts extolling the divine sports, need to be undertaken daily.
  • Those who take refuge with Naam and try to conduct themselves righteously according to their ability, they entertain merely the desire: 'I will forever adhere to Naam'; they don’t have to worry about doing anything else. These are the people I hold close to my heart. 

Power of (Naam):

  • Even today a man can attain God by chanting Naam. I don’t say it just once; I avow it a hundred times, thousand times, a million or zillion times that even now men can see God.
  • It is possible to win His grace by chanting ‘Ram’, ‘Ram’ while sitting and standing, eating and lying down. There is no doubt about this. Those desirous of God’s grace can test this out on their own.
  • Keep chanting Naam always and blow away the frenzied tensions of the mind, and difficulties (which the scriptures report to) on the path of spirituality, with the help of the Naam-cannon.
  • With the cannon of Naam blow away all your deficiencies, disturbances, grief, unhappiness, disease, and distress; carry on unperturbed. Sitting or standing, eating or sleeping, sing Naam– Victory to Naam! Victory to Naam! Charaiva iti charaiva iti – march on; keep moving ahead! Jai Sitaram!
  • Sing Naam. Naam alone is the great net to catch the prana. By singing Naam a devotee can succeed in taking prana to prananath (lord of the breath) and make even God his eternal companion.
  • Once you take refuge with Naam, there is nothing to worry. The waves of the ocean of samsara will leave now.

(Naam) Satisfies Desire:

  • Naam is the wish-yielding tree. Whatever you desire of it, you will get it. You will surely get it. If anyone sings Naam with one wish in mind, a hundred are fulfilled.
  • Are you crying due to the grief due to lack of food, clothes and money? Sing Naam, sing Naam! Whether you desire it or not, food will be heaped at your doors, you will be able to feed thousands of people. Without seeking it, lots of money will fall at your feet. You will not have to worry about clothes; infact you will be able to distribute clothes to people. Even if you want to renounce it, the objects and wealth you are indifferent to, will follow you. I am in no way exaggerating. Should you require proof, come to me I can give you a testimony of this.
  •  “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare” –Keep chanting this Mahamantra continuously. You will not have to worry about anything; God will take care of your entire burden. He will look after all your needs; you will be free of all tensions. Just keep chanting Naam. Don’t let a single breath waste away.

Naam Is Too Powerful for Worldly God, Sins Etc.

  • Repentance, austerities, reading holy texts and giving charity during times beset with difficulties, even these can exhaust one's sins. Therefore, it is inappropriate to take refuge with Naam for the purpose of destroying one's sins. ‘God, be thou pleased with me!’ this is the sentiment a devotee must harbour in mind while adopting Naam. One doesn't need to summon an elephant in rut to kill a mosquito!
  • It is possible for a supplicant to get the desired object through Naam. But those who sit beneath the wish-yielding tree of Naam and seek worldly pleasures; they are deprived of the ultimate good. Naam satisfies their desires; it does not reveal its supremely blissful nature of truth to them.
  • He who enthrones Naam on the asana (seat) once, he doesn’t have to think of anything; the second seat is naturally taken by God. Wealth rolls at the feet of he who sings Naam.