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SRI RAGHAVASHRAM - RAM NAM YAGNA

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Mantras are spiritual energy forms manifested in words. These namas are not only used in spiritual pursuits but also for a variety of life tasks and transformational vocations. Chanting and writing namas on a daily basis is an admirable spiritual discipline. They can also be used for specific periods of time with a sankalpa to bring about a desired change. Namas are also an admirable technique for taking control of one’s life in a conscious manner. The discipline of chanting and writing them daily creates a new and positive mind from within which change occurs for the better.

Experience the power and magic of mantras to transform your life for betterment by way of writing namas in the sheets that are being distributed.

Write Ram nam daily for a minimum of 1008 times.

Each sheet contains space for 1008 namas to write.

Namas can be written in any language.

Apart from Ram mantra, namas like Shiva, Muruga, etc., can also be written.

A number is registered for each individual separately who enrolls in this Nama Yagna and only they are required to write in their sheet.

After the completion of 1,00,000 namas a passbook will be issued in their name.

30 sheets will be issued each month. In case they have completed earlier, further sheets can be collected from any one of our Offices (address furnished at the bottom of the page).

The completed sheets of Students shall be collected by our Volunteer during the last week of every month from the School and in case of others, nama pathrams can kindly forward the same to the address given below.

Namas must confine within each box of the sheet.

For every five lakhs namas an attractive gift will be given.

Gold medal will be given to those who completes one crore namas.

When others require sheet to write the mantra, they can very well collect from any one of the address given below:

Contact Address

Sri Raghavashram,

South Mada Street, Kolathur Village,

(Near Mambakkam), Chennai 600 048.

Phone : +91 44 2747 9389 / +91 44 3255 0346 cell: +91 94454 23445

Smt. Anuradha Bhagia,

New 35, Old No.39/1, K.Malayappa Naicken Street ,

Mandavellipakkam, Chennai-600 028.

Phone:  +91 44 2464 2126 / 2464 3817.

Mobile: +91 97899 14875.

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For any clarification on the above subject, you may please email to - sriraghavashram@yahoo.co.in

BENEFITS OF CHANTING RAMA MANTRA

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Ram Naam (rhythmic chanting of the word Ram) has been the core of Hindu religion. Lord Sri Ram is regarded as the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is the symbol of courtesy and virtue, and a man of values and morals. It is proclaimed that Lord Ram was given this name in order to help mankind attain salvation and overcome obstacles in life. The word Ram is an embodiment of bliss and salvation. Ram mantra is considered to be Taraka mantra. The Sanskrit word Taraka means a star. A star traverses in space and acts as a guiding light. Similarly, a Taraka mantra is that which provides guidance and helps liberate one’s self from the cycle of birth and re-birth.

This mantra is also called the ‘mantra of Surrender’ as one is surrendering themselves, the karma is removed by the supreme power then the ego is reduced and the light of higher consciousness shines through. A sense of lightness and happiness prevails over the body and gives one the power to help one cross the ocean of samsara or life.

The chanting of the mantra should be done with a lot of vibrations. Beginning the mantra with Ra, the focus should be at the nabhi (navel) and when the sound progresses to Om, the focus should be between the eyebrows – the Ajna Chakra. Both the sounds must have as much vibration as possible. In order to receive its benefit, the mantra should be recited by prolonging the word Ram i.e. Raaamm.

It is important to note that nothing should be recited or chanted before or after the mantra. In fact, the word Ram itself is sufficient and anything added to the mantra only dilutes its effectiveness. Furthermore, one should be attentive and focused, concentrating between the eyebrows, called Ajna Chakra (the third eye) while chanting this mantra.

Over time whoever chanted the name of Ram became famous, strong and attained salvation. Hanuman, a great devotee of Lord Ram, recited this mantra mentally and served and surrendered to Sri Ram every second of the day.

In the current environment, this mantra can resolve any mental and/or physical problems one may face. Just surrender your worries to the third eye (Ajna Chakra) while chanting this mantra, and let the higher power resolve the issues. Of course, one’s prayers should always wish well for others and should never foster any negative thoughts towards any being.

Group chanting makes this mantra more powerful and enjoyable. When a hundred people chant together for five minutes, it gives the benefit of 500 minutes of chanting to everyone. Also, thirty minutes of chanting would feel like a mere five minutes if done together, and create a feeling of nirvana.

Recitation of Ram Nam is a tool and and instrument to alter or transform inner self only. Goal is the transformation of the inner-self or having the knowledge that you can transform your inner self and then practicing it. It can be done through many other ways also

There is immense benefits from repetition of God's name (naam japa). With recitation of God's name, sensual enjoyments move further away, sins are wiped out, agitation of mind is removed, and one gains immense peace. In addition, devotion and worship of God increases. With repetition of God's name, even the impossible can become possible. Therefore, when worries come to mind, for half hour simply recite God's name, and all worries will disappear. Those divine Souls that engage in repetition of God's name, become one with the name.

Repetition of God's name is our true wealth and treasure that stays and goes with us. Just repeat Ramnam in your mind/heart; it is not necessary to chant audibly. The Grace follows automatically – unseen, unnoticed. Every thing takes time to grow– the sapling from the seed, the plant from sapling; fruits follow still later. Results of thought supplemented with Karma flow slower still; but there is no doubt that good results follow.

Every man has a sub-conscious mind. Thoughts get embedded in the subconscious by habit; and habit is developed by practice. The world draws us into everything by our mind traveling to it. One has to be watchful not to permit the mind to get into undesirable things.

The easiest way to cast off that diversion is to tell `Shriram' immediately: "Oh Lord, You have come to me in this form (of temptation), so it is for You to protect me from Evil and lead me to Good". Immediately, the mind will return to Bhagwan Shriram.

Do not think about the `benefits' from Ramnam; the benefits will flow in without your noticing it in various forms. It may be a better & more peaceful/happy family life, a more loveable conduct of your children and the betterment of your life journey.

DEVOTION TO GOD'S NAME-"RAM"

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God helps those who help themselves by practicing under the intellectual circumstances which is provided by Him and only beyond this effort one should seek the grace of God. Idleness is not self-surrender. Surrender of the self to God becomes complete only when the individual consciousness is flooded over the love for the Divine. As long as we have the full devotion to God, we can call Him in any name. Whichever name we call Him, He will accept that.

Ram" Naam has no dependence on other means. It can be chanted independently like Ram..Ram..Ram... It is absolute and Perfect in itself. "Ram" Naam is the abstract of all Vedas, Upanisads, and Puranas. It is the only Mantra which is chanted by Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman and innumerable divine sages like Swami Bhathrachala Ramdas, Swami Tulsidas, Swami Thyagarajar and manymore.

“Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram” is called Mahamantra ,'Ram' is called Taraka Mantra. ‘Om’ is called Pranava Mantra. While we chant Ram Mantra we need not include Pranava ‘Om’ before, but except Ram Mantra for all Mantras like Nama Sivaya, Namo Narayanaya, and other God or Godess name we must start with ‘Om’.

’R’ represents the Parabrahman who is a source of Infinite bliss burns all bondages. ‘A’ represents the Parabrahman who is pervading everywhere and situated in everything. "M" represents the eternal potency of Parambrahman also known as Shakti (the power) who imparts infinite supreme bliss.(eternal BrahmaAnanda).and it is only specialty of "Ram" Naam that it is called as TarakMantra.

In Kaliyuga without Chanting Ram Naam there is no Mukti.. All scriptures explained about the importance of Ram Naam .People can have personal liking of any Mantra or any form of God.. but if one who wants to achieve self realization(Mukti) he has to take shelter of Ram Naam. There is no need to add anything with "Ram" Naam.

Each mantra has its own vibration when we chant it. some mantras make us cry, some makes us feel good. Mantras feeling is different by person to person. That is the beauty of name of Lord. Tulsidas said even if one takes Lord Rama's name in a bad way, still that would fetch good result just like a seed gives birth to a tree irrespective of whether you sow that straight or inverted. Rama for you should mean the Path He trod, the ideal He held aloft, and the Ordinance He lay down. They are eternal and timeless.” The Immortal had come in the form of Rama to show the way to Immortality. When Rama is installed in the heart, every thing will be added unto you - fame, fortune, freedom, fullness.”

Now you worship His Form, you repeat His name; Obey His orders. Without practicing the discipline laid down by Rama to purify the mind, all else is mere show, empty rituals.”

It is not enough, nor is it essential that you should repeat the name of Rama loudly; respect it in the fullness of love and admiration.” Every one's voice was given equal weight in the empire ruled over by Rama.

The greatest formula that can liberate, cleanse and elevate the mind is Rama-Name, the Name of Rama.” ‘Ram Naam’ is a blessing which millions of people have treasured in their hearts since ages past. It is the supreme purifier of the mind of man, the bestower of perennial joy, the giver of peace and the key to the gate of Immortality.

The Ramarahasyopanishad says that the letters ‘Ra’ and ‘Ma’ are the essence of the two most important Mantras, viz., Ashtakshara – Namo Narayanaya and Panchakshara – Namah sivaya in which, when the letters ‘Ra’ and ‘Ma’ are removed from them, respectively, not only lose their primary meaning but give the opposite meaning. When Ram Nam is chanted, a significant change takes place in the entire organism of the person chanting it. There is a twofold effect product by the utterance of the Divine Name. The Mantra Sakti or the power generated the whole nervous system of the chanter of the Mantra is set in vibration—a vibration which brings about rhythm, harmony and equilibrium in it. When the nervous system is in such a harmonized state, the breath,too flows rhythmically and the mind rests in a state of tranquility. It is in this peaceful state of the mind that the divine Consciousness is reflected and the supernal joy of the Eternal is experienced.

The Ramarahasyopanishad says that the letters ‘Ra’ and ‘Ma’ are the essence of the two most important Mantras, viz., Ashtakshara – Namo Narayanaya and Panchakshara – Namah sivaya in which, when the letters ‘Ra’ and ‘Ma’ are removed from them, respectively, not only lose their primary meaning but give the opposite meaning. When Ram Nam is chanted, a significant change takes place in the entire organism of the person chanting it. There is a twofold effect product by the utterance of the Divine Name. The Mantra Sakti or the power generated the whole nervous system of the chanter of the Mantra is set in vibration—a vibration which brings about rhythm, harmony and equilibrium in it. When the nervous system is in such a harmonized state, the breath,too flows rhythmically and the mind rests in a state of tranquility. It is in this peaceful state of the mind that the divine Consciousness is reflected and the supernal joy of the Eternal is experienced.

The Divine power operating the mind at the time of the repetition of the Name, gives a direct fill up to the mind in its attempt to unite itself with the Divine power. The nervous system is in a state of perfect harmony when the vibration produced by the chanting of the Divine Name pervades it with a force of integration. The Divine Name is not merely a sound; it is a force which can overcome all the destructive forces in the human system and render it pure and make it fit for the experience of realization, the highly transparent medium through which the Immortal power is reflected.

Ram Nam is a powerful Mantra which is destroying the animal passions in man. Passions are agitating forces, and Ram Naam is atranquil force. When one adheres to Ram Naam with exclusive and genuine devotion, it becomes the destroyer of all pains. But one’s faith must not be divided between two or more Mantras. One should stick to ‘Ram Naam’ with full confidence in it. The more the faith and concentration, the quicker does the Lord’s Name destroy the evils in man.

Ram Nam should not be used for the sake of obtaining worldly ends. Ram Naam is the savior of man from the afflictions of mortality itself. It raises man from all neediness and exalts him to the status of fearless over himself. Ram Naam can cure the disease of Samsara itself. Therefore, use Ram Naam as a Moksha Mantra and not for the objects of the world. Ram Naam is the guardian in your body, protecting you at all times against all attacks, preserving your purity and virtue, and warding off the inimical urges of desire, passion and anger.

The repetition of the Mantra should be done with Bhava or deep feeling. A tremendous effect is produced when repetition of the name is attended with a consciousness of the relation of the chanter to the deity of the Name. This, however, does not mean that a mechanical repetition of the Mantra without feeling is absolutely devoid of all beneficial results. The Name is potent enough to cause a change in the psychological and the physical being of man even when it is mechanically repeated. Ram Naam is a Mantra, and a Mantra is formed by significant letters, which by the very fact of their being uttered, produce a result, even if this result may not be directly connected with the consciousness of the chanter of the Mantra. There is a very peculiar process of physical and psychical transformation taking place at the time when the Mantra is repeated. Unconscious and mechanical repetition produces no direct psychical change, but causes biological change through the nervous system which is immediately influenced by the vibrations set up by the chanting of the Mantra, and these biological changes indirectly, bring about psychological changes;for these two natures in man are related to each other as effect and cause, respectively and the effects are so intimately related to their causes.

The devotee should not test the Lord by the chanting of His Name. For example, one should not use the Name as an excuse for the deliberate perpetration of evil acts. The Name can overcome the effects of even such acts, but the implications of such acts would be that the devotee who uses the Name thus has not genuine aspiration and devotion to the Lord, and his mind is still being attracted to things other than those that pertain to the Lord and to His Way. Hence the condition for chanting the Divine Name is well laid out. The moment you chant the word Rama, the form of the Lord will appear in your consciousness. So the Divine Name Rama is the exclusive support of those afflicted by the tribulations of samsara. The hearing or the study of the Ramayana is a contemplation on the various divine qualities of Sri Rama, which purifies the mind of man and renders it spiritual. May Sri Ramachandra bless all with spiritual enlightment, prosperity and Kaivalya Moksha!

“OM SRI RAM JAI RAM JAI RAM”