viShNu sahasranaamaM

VSN #21 – Conclusion

by Sahadev Komaragiri

Meanings of the names found in the viShNu sahasra naamaM(VSN) highlight one important thing. What we know about God is just a fraction of what we do not know. But what we know from these names in itself gives plenty of means and ways to celebrate and get absorbed in Him. The names in Vishnu Sahasranama offer a lot to think about. The more we think, the more we get absorbed in the beauty it offers.

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VSN #20 – Apologies and Dedication

by Sahadev Komaragiri

It is usually very hard for us to apologize for our mistakes. But when the apology is built into the system we toe the line, fall in place and do apologize. It takes approximately 30 minutes to chant viShNu sahasra naamaM(VSN) along with Lakshmi Ashtotram. The process covers nearly 180 verses each consisting of 32 syllables. It is very likely that we end up making a few mistakes. It could be in pronunciation. It might be that we missed out on a visarga or a biMdu or even missed out a syllable altogether. This is true even for people who have been chanting the VSN for years.

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VSN #19 – uttara peeThika

by Sahadev Komaragiri

He finds out that anger serves no purpose, greed has no meaning, jealousy is beyond comprehension and hatred is pointless. When immersed in the spirituality offered by the viShNu sahasra naamaM(VSN), a devotee of Lord Vishnu defeats these trivialities of life and offers nothing but the best to the world he lives in. Thus exhorts the uttarapeeTika of the (VSN).  Why not? If you reflect on the names of the Lord Vishnu and understand the deep spiritual significance that is conveyed, you will find it difficult to be anything but righteous in your conduct. This is the beauty of Hindu philosophy. It expects the seekers to practice righteousness in order to deserve lasting happiness and freedom from all the problems. Righteousness emerges from a daily ritual of chanting the Lords name, reflecting on His attributes and leading a life prescribed in its scriptures. When practiced in the correct way righteousness and Hindu way of life can never be distinct from each other.

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