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
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.