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Dienstag, 12. November 2013

"Ram Nam Satya Hai" - "The name of Lord Ram is (only) truth."

"Ram Nam Satya Hai" (The name of Ram is truth) is commonly chanted
while carrying a dead body to the cremation ground in India and Nepal.

This recitation implies that the dead body no longer sustains the truth
(breath) which is Ram Nam.

The dead body devoid of the breath or Ram Nam has no value whatso-
ever.

Ram is total truth as earth and universe is. 

Why do people in Hinduism say 'Ram nam satya hai' when carrying 
the deathbed of somebody. What significance does it hold?

Ram Naam Satya Hai literally means [only] truth is name of Lord Ram

Ram here means manifestation of supreme form Brahmatman. Thus a 
dead body devoid of breath and soul have no meaning and no existence. 
Only a live body because of soul (atman) which is connected to supreme 
God (brahmatman) has any existence. Human body is mere vessel for 
Lord's presence.

In short, this chant says that leave everything to God for that's only truth.


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Ah, but that is not the whole story. Actually, people would chant:

Ram nam Satya hai
Satya bolo mukti hai

The next line is the matter of import. The first line says that the name of Ram is Satya - where Satya doesn't mean 'truth' per se, it means a whole lot more than just truth - and 

the second line goes on to say that speaking that which is Satya leads to Mukti - again, Mukti here doesn't just mean salvation but more.

So, there you go - the people carrying the dead chant the name of Ram for Mukti of 

the soul from the materialistic considerations of life as they carry the body - which 
is the link of soul to the material world - for cremation.

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For most, it could be just remembering God in a time of grief, nothing else. 
A chant ritual.

It could also be random conformity --Second guy doing it because the first one 

is doing it. First one may be doing it because he saw it in a Hindi movie. 

Second guy can't ask questions because understandably such situations are not the 
best place to enquire Why should I do this! It could completely be a chain of random-
ness.

When it started though, I think that it probably meant a reminder that death is in-

evitable and the departed would soon merge with God as God is the ultimate truth. 
Follow the truth and you would attain peace.

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"Ram Naam" holds the meaning "the name, Rama", which carries devotion 
to Lord Rama (an avatar of Vishnu) in itself.

"Ram Naam Satya Hai" (The name of Rama is the truth) is chanted by the troupe, carrying a dead body to the crematorium. The continuous chattering in a loop implies that the dead body is no longer a truth (has no breath) which is the name RAMA. Anything without the name RAMA has no value, whatsoever.

Another reason is, utterance of Rama, would redeem you from all the bad thoughts flourishing from the interaction with the external world and helps somebody to look 

within into ones own reality. 

The two letters RA and MA in the Hindu manthra Sastra are called the Beeja Aksharas 
which have the power to drive away the ominous and bad thoughts that would pile up 
within us while interacting with this mundane external world. 

Utterance of RA MA will keep one away from such attachment. 

RAMA is the embodiment and personification of Dharma, the righteousness
which is the the ultimate TRUTH or Satya. 

Utterance of 'word' Rama besides driving away the bad tendencies and at the time 
of  death the utterance of Rama will redeem the person on the death bed from his 
erstwhile bad deeds and bad tendencies he reared.

Also, someone came up with the idea that when spoken loudly means Hindus 

are carrying dead body to crematorium, so people understand this and clears
way and other obstacles.

There are so many reasons that have been identified for such a ritual.

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It denotes that this life, world ( & the life of that person, or ours) is all 'Maya' (illusion). 

Only true is the name of Ram (which here means God). 
In the Hindu philosophy, soul never dies - it just changes body. 
Only the body dies & with that, these worldly relationships. 

To draw attention of those attending the funeral & by-standers, to pacify & calm down 
the minds of family members & nears/dears, from the shock & accept this eternal truth, this is the utterance.

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"its religion"

http://www.quora.com/Religion/Why-do-people-in-Hinduism-say-Ram-nam-satya-hai-when-carrying-the-deathbed-of-somebody-What-significance-does-it-hold

Why Hindu tells at the time of death"Ram naam satya hai"?


You mean chant instead of tell, right?

Ram Nam means "the name Rama", which can imply either devotion to Rama, the 
avatar of Vishnu, or as a name to the ultimately formless, all-embracing Absolute Brahman. 

Rama's name is often chanted or sung within the many traditions of Hinduism. 

A popular mantra is Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram (often prefixed with "Om"), 
which was popularized in western India by Samarth Ramdas. 

In Mahabharata lord Shiva states that uttering "Rama" three times equals to 
pronouncing thousand other names of God.

The mantra was often used by Mahatma Gandhi.
 

"Ram Nam Satya Hai" (The name of Ram is truth) is commonly chanted while 
carrying a dead body to the cremation ground in India.
 

Neem Karoli Baba encouraged the constant repetition of "Ram" in order to become 
closer to God, saying "By taking the name of Ram, everything is accomplished." 

Tyagaraja the great composer of carnatic music regarded music as a way to experience 
the love of God. His songs were on Ram Nam. He attained kapala Moksha on January 6, 1847. 

Brahmasri Paruthiyur Krishna Sastri the great exponent of the Ramayana received a mantrobadesam to say Ram Nam at a very young age and ever since then“ Sarvam Rama Mayam ” - everything was Rama for him and all what he did all his life was Ram Nam Japam. He was a great Pravachan Pandit and attained Kapala Moksha in January 1911.
 

Swami Ramdas is a well known example of a modern day saint who attained Nirvana through constant repetition of "Om Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram" and established Anandashram, where this mantra is sung continuously from morning to night.
 

(Arvind Chauhan - Ram Name satya hai "it means ram ka name lai - kyoki ram saty 
bolte thai")
 

Thus Name Ram is equivalent to the Omkar naadbrahma. When you recite your soul 
is ready to have mukti. Their is a chance that the Atman of the particular Jeeva which 
has just passed away will get free from the sansaar chakra, if recited by others who 
are performing last rituals. 

Hence this is like a giving best wishes to the atma of the dead person.

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As I understand from the scriptures the two powerful manthras that one can recite
without any break are the 'Vishnu Panchakshari' and 'Siva panchakshari'. Krishna is
one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu only, so both are the same.

The two Panchaksharis are:

'Narayanaya' and 'Namassivaya'. 'Ra' in Narayanaya and 'Ma' in Namassivaya have
been isolated coined into one RAMA. This has been derived from the Vishnu and Siva consciousness, both being the same and this also indicates that there is no difference between the the Visnu and Siva chaitanyams (Divine Consciousness).

Uttering RAMA would redeem you from all the bad thoughts flourishing from the inter-
action with the external world and helps somebody to look within into ones own reality.

The two letters RA and MA in the Hindu manthra Sastra are called the Beeja Aksharas
which have the power to drive away the ominous and bad thoughts that would pile up
within us while interacting with this mundane external world.  Interaction will develop attachments like 'I' and 'mine'.

Thus selfishness etc enter into our lives. One becomes possessive. Utterence of RA MA will keep one away from such attachment. RAMA (Sri Rama, the hero of the Great Indian Epic Ramayana) is the embodiment and personification of Dharma, the righteousness which is the the ultimate TRUTH or Satya.

Utterence of 'word' Rama besides driving away the bad tendencies and at the time of death the utterence of Rama will redeem the person on the death bed from his erstwhile bad deeds and bad tendencies he reared. This is the strong belief of Hindus.

The namam of RAMA therefore is the synonym for the ULTIMATE TRUTH OR SATHYA.

Source(s): 
My understanding of Bhyagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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This sentence when spoken loudly means Hindus are carrying dead body to crematorium,
so people understand this and clears way and other obstacles.

Besides at the departing time Hindus recite God's name loudly for probable benefit to departed soul.

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AT HEAVEN GOD RAM KRISHNA ARE PRESENT.THEN SOUL WILL NOT TAKE
ANY MORTAL BIRTH IN THIS WORLD. 

 

Source(s):
BHAGWAT GITA 

 

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091114020616AAnYAwq

Ram Nam

Ram Nam means "the name Rama", which can imply either devotion to Rama, the
avatar of Vishnu, or as a name to the ultimately formless, all-embracing Absolute
Brahman.

Rama's name is often chanted or sung within the many traditions of Hinduism.

A popular mantra is Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram (often prefixed with "Om"),
which was popularized in western India by Samarth Ramdas.

In Mahabharata, Shiva states that uttering "Rama" three times equals to pronouncing thousand other names of God.

The mantra was often used by Mahatma Gandhi.

From a practical point of view, the remembering of RAM NAM is actually reorienting to our true self. It is akin to a proper physical, instinctual, emotional and intellectual (holistic) stance that enables us to live in a way conducive to individual and global blossoming. As per Gita (9th chapter), if we remember God (i.e. true self) by any name, we succeed in individual and universal blossoming.

"Ram Nam Satya Hai" (The name of Ram is truth) is commonly chanted while carrying
a dead body to the cremation ground in India and Nepal. This recitation implies that the dead body no longer sustains the truth (breath) which is Ram Nam.

The dead body devoid of the breath or Ram Nam has no value whatsoever.

Ram is total truth as earth and universe is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Nam

 "Rama Guru" 
"Ram Nam Satya Hai" (The name of Ram is truth)
Rama Guru died this year just five days before Shivaratri due to a heart attack, when he did what he
could best, making some chai.

Since his cremation at Harichandra Ghat, one of his five daughters, who have taken over the chai shop
on the steps of Ganga-ma in Varanasi, puts the first glass of chai every morning into Ganga, "for Papa".

I usually got the second glass every morning. It still leaves me speechless, literally "without words".

He was also my "papa" for the last 16 years, the father of my five sisters and the husband of his be-
loved wife. He lived a calm life being content with himself and the occasional chillum, he left calmly,
after the marriage of his fifth and youngest daughter, his life accomplished, but way to early for me.
"Rama Nama Satya Hai."
The corresponding text is under construction and will follow after a short delay.

Inconcenience regrettted.

"Come, sit down, relax, ... no tension !"

Om Nama Shivaya

Thomas Wilden
http://serendipity-at-work.blogspot.de/

 


Kommentare:

  1. "My mother died rather suddenly when I was eighteen. One thing that I didn't expect was the amount of resentment I would feel. I know it's not fair of me to put that sort of thing on other people.

    But when I see someone walking down the street with their mother, I feel jealous. I know their relationship is going to have its ups and downs, and it's going to evolve, and it will have this trajectory to it that I'll never have, and it just seems unfair.

    Of course I know it's absurd to talk about fairness in the universe."

    "Why is that absurd?"

    "Because there's no such thing as karma. I mean, when you're a good person, people can sense it and they'll reciprocate that goodness. But the universe isn't keeping some balance by guaranteeing you a reward."

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  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma

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