Names of the Lord (AV12)

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Names of the Lord
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1979 May 11
Time Morning
Place Fiesch, Switzerland
Language English
Topic Various names of the Lord
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 12
Location in Sarkarverse
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Names of the Lord is the eighth discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in Fiesch, Switzerland. The discourse was delivered in English on the morning of 1979 May 11. This discourse is the eighth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 12.[1] For other discourses with the same or similar title, see Names of the Lord.


It is the wont of human psychology that a person is never satisfied, because his goal is infinite and whatever he gets is finite. Suppose one has a weakness for cake. You are enjoying the cake, but only until it passes the tongue do you enjoy the taste. After that-the cake is finite, it is something finite, so when it comes here [points to the throat] the taste is lost. Similarly, it is human nature that a person wants to enjoy something infinite. But in our world of relativities nothing is infinite, everything is finite. So all sorts of enjoyment are finite. The only infinite entity is Parama Puruśa. So when one loves Parama Puruśa, one enjoys infinite pleasure, infinite bliss.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by explaining the name "Keshava", The Lord who enables us to control our respiratory system. He then states other names for the Lord, like Narayana and Madhava and their meanings.[1] Anandamurti goes on by describing the name Rama as another name for Parama Purusa, the glittering entity which everyone derives bliss from.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 12 
Preceded by
The Supreme Witness and the Great Thief
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 12
With: Names of the Lord
Succeeded by
A Purely Personal Entity