So, if you want to know the power and greatness of the Name, you should constantly repeat it

Nama Article 27th September 2012

 

Question: Could you tell us a few words about the name of God and its power?

 

Swami Papa Ramdas

The power of the Name and the power of God are one and the same, because God and His name are one and the same, just as sun and its light. One cannot exist without the other. “The taste of the pudding lies in the eating”, as the proverb goes. So, if you want to know the power and greatness of the Name, you should constantly repeat it and see what effect it produces on your mind, how it purifies you thoroughly and how it brings you in contact with the Divine within you. All these you get through experience. However much Ramdas may extol the Name before you, you will not be able to comprehend its greatness. If Ramdas goes on lecturing to you for days and days on the sweetness of sugar, which you have not tasted, you will never know the taste of it. But if you eat it, you will immediately know its taste.

 

Similarly, those who want to know the greatness, power and glory of the Name must constantly keep it on their tongue, feeling conscious at the same time that they are taking the name of the Divine Spirit within, whose qualities are absolute existence, consciousness and bliss.

 

Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Chanting lips make many hands work

 

There is no use of just speaking of taking medicine but one should actually take it

 

Rather than speak at length about the greatness of the divine name, prove it by chanting

 

By the mere touch of a Bhagavata, others can become Bhagavatas.

 

If you cannot remember that God is everywhere, Just chant His Name, that will do everything.

 

If you chant the Maha Mantra constantly, the whole world will be at your feet

 

Mahatma Gandhi won over them by the sheer power of Rama Nama and by virtue of truthfulness sans any weapon and got us independence

 

If Vivekananda succeeded in all his accomplishments in the world through mere fruit of Rama Nãma japa, is not one able to comprehend the glory of Nãma?

 

The Swamiji was struck with wonder at the power of the Mahamantra. He at once took hold of the Mahamantra. He wandered all over the country

 

Just as the whole world’s welfare is taken care by the one Sun above, just so when someone sits in some corner and does proper japa or dhyana or tapas it brings about welfare to the world. He is like the Sun.

 

Spiritual transformation (by way of Chanting the Nama) is like treating at the root

 

The dassi came to have a darshan of Bodhendral and after prostrating to him she left this world through Kabala moksham in front of her guru like how a yogi leave this world

 

 

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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