Source: The Jap Ji – The Message of Guru Nanak
The benefits of Chanting the Divine Name may be grouped under physical, moral, mental and spiritual aspects of the inner communion.
Divine Name (Naam) keeps the mind and body in a state of equipoise (state of being balanced). Peace reigns supreme in its devotee; the ramifications of mind are done away with forever. All lusts cease to have their hold on the mind. The brain gets a soothing balm. It puts an end to wasteful hurry, and with it go all nervous tensions and mental strains and stress.
Naam gives one immunity from all bodily and worldly pains and troubles. By withdrawing the attention within, the mind is stilled and the soul is freed of all mental conflicts. Even the sense of egotism itself-the most ancient malady-loses itself into airy nothing and with it, the perpetual dance of coming in and going out of the world comes to an end. The process of transmigration of tlie soul is but the natural concomitant of the self-assertive will or egotism.