“Certainly, it is good,” said Ramana Bhagavan. “What could be better? The greatness of the japa of the name of Rama is extraordinary

 

THE GREATNESS OF JAPA BY RAMANA MAHARISHI

 

A devotee asked, “Swami, what is the easiest way to attain moksha?”

 

Bhagavan said with a smile, “As and when the mind goes astray, it should be turned inward and made to steady itself in the thought of the Self. That is the only way.”

 

Another devotee said, “To do so, the repeating of the name of Rama is good, is it not?”

 

“Certainly, it is good,” said Bhagavan. “What could be better? The greatness of the japa of the name of Rama is extraordinary. In the story of Namadeva he is reported to have told one devotee, ‘If you want to know the greatness of the name of Rama you must first know what your own name is, what your real nature (swarupa) is, who you are and how you were born. Unless you know your own origin, you will not know your name!’ This idea is found in the Abhangas of Namadeva written in Marathi language and in the Malayalam Adhyatma Ramayana.”

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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