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Can Rama give us money too?

While both Bhakti Saints and ordinary people may believe that Rama takes care of every being in his creation, the question about money becomes irrelevant for the saints, who would never aspire for finances and have only learned to think … Continue reading

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Does Rama need the prefix “Bhagavan”?

Beings who like Rama are free to use the term Bhagavan as a prefix to his name if they wish to. In fact, they can alternatively choose any other word from a big list of similar words, including Paramatma, Para … Continue reading

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Rama-nama

Devotional saints have sung the glories of Rama-nama (“the name of Rama”) in intriguing ways. Tulasidasa considers Rama-nama superior than Nirguna Brahman as well as Bhagavan Rama himself because Rama, during his visit to Earth, liberated only a limited number … Continue reading

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Can we praise Rama?

In the Ramacharitamansa, Goswami Tulasidasa says that his Lord, Sri Rama, is beyond comparison and “Rama is only comparable to Rama.” This implies that all the metaphors and adjectives that we use in our glorification of the Divine are false … Continue reading

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Shiva as Rameshwaram: Guidance for Hanuman

As soon as Lord Rama returned to India after defeating Ravana, a few sages, headed by Rishi Agastya, advised him to establish a Shivalinga that would be remembered by his name. Accordingly, Rama scheduled an auspicious time and asked Lord … Continue reading

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