There is a beautiful stotram of Bhagavan Adi Shankaracharyaji titled Hari Meede Stotram. Inspired by that stotram, Rama Hare stotram has been composed Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda. In this composition, in every line there is Rama Hare, therefore it is called Rama Hare Stotram. The word ‘stotram’ is praise or a hymn in praise of the Lord. Rama Hare stotram is in praise of Rama who Himself is Hari.
The idea is, all of us without any exception, work for two things in life: dukha nivrtti – elimination of sorrow, and atyantika sukha prapti – attainment of happiness.
What does Hari mean? Hari means one who takes away. Hari takes away our ignorance, our sorrows, our sufferings, our negativities. Hari – Harati iti Harih; Raamah – that word comes from the verbal root called ‘Rama’. Rama means to revel, to sport, to delight. And therefore Rama is the one who delights us. And what delights us is only joy/ananda alone. Wherever we experience some kind of ananda/joy, our mind gets attracted to that.
Speaker: Pujya Swami Tejomayananda
Location: Chinmaya Vibhooti, Kolwan
Month/year: February 2016
Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins