Names of the Lord (AV4)

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Names of the Lord
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1978 October 27
Time Unknown
Place Patna, India
Topic The various names of God
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4
Location in Sarkarverse
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Names of the Lord is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on 1978 October 27 in Patna, India. This discourse is the fifth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4.[1]


In mythology it has been said that Rávana is a ten-faced demon. The ten-faced demon is nothing else but the base propensities of the mind, which function in all the ten directions. Marańam means "death". When you take shelter in Parama Puruśa, Rávana dies. So in Him lies the death of all evil forces, all depraving propensities. Hence, He is Rávanasya marańam, He is the death of Rávana. Here also, Ráma means Parama Puruśa.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by describing various names for Parama Purusa: Gopala, Govinda (unit consciousness), and Krsna (without His presence I can't exist and a few other meanings). Anandamurti then explains that Narayana and Madhava mean the shelter and the husband of the Operative Principle. Anandamurti goes on saying that Hari means the entity who steals the sins of devotees with the purpose of lessening their burden. One meaning of Rama is that by taking His shelter, all evil forces get obliterated.[1]


  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4 
Preceded by
The Role of the Cosmic Puruśa
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4
With: Names of the Lord (AV4)
Succeeded by
The Endless Quest for Him