Thursday, October 6, 2011

We are sinners. What will happen to us?

Neighbour: "Revered Sir, we are sinners. What will happen to us?"

Sri Ramakrishna: "All the sins of the body fly away if one chants the name of God and sings His glories. The birds of sin dwell in the tree of the body. Singing the name of God is like clapping your hands. As, at a clap of the hands, the birds in the tree fly away, so do our sins disappear at the chanting of God's name and glories.

"Again, you find that the water of a reservoir dug in a meadow is evaporated by the heat of the sun. Likewise, the water of the reservoir of sin is dried up by the singing of the name and glories of God.

"You must practice it every day. The other day, at the circus, I saw a horse running at top speed, with an Englishwoman standing on one foot on its back. How much she must have practiced to acquire that skill!

"Weep at least once to see God.

"These, then, are the two means: practice and passionate attachment to God, that is to say, restlessness of the soul to see Him."

On other occasion during discussion with a devotee named Sub-Judge, Sri Ramakrishna said,

One must have such faith that one can say: 'I have uttered the name of God; I have repeated the name of Rama or Hari. How can I be a sinner?' One must have faith in the glory of God's name."

Source: Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna


DEBASIS said...

yes repeating the sacred name of RAMA
annihilate your sins but it is a wrong notion of many that good deeds neutralize your sins

Indiaspirituality Amrut said...

Goods Karma neautralize your sins. (sins may be of this or past life)

This is also being said by Sri Sarada Maa. Sri Ramana Maharshi also said the same thing in Sri Ramana Gita.

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