Source: Madhuramurali Sep 2012
Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
ஒரே நேரத்தில், நம் வாயினால் ஒரே ஒரு நாமத்தைதான் சொல்ல முடியும். ஆனால் ஒரு இடத்தில், ஆயிரம் பக்தர்கள் இருந்து நாமகீர்த்தனம் செய்தால், அத்தனை பேர் செய்யும் கீர்த்தனங்களையும் காது கேட்கின்றது . அதனால், நமக்கு ஆயிரம் நாமங்கள் சொன்ன பலன் ஒரு க்ஷணத்தில் கிடைத்து விடுகின்றது.
We could Chant the Divine Name only once at a time. However when 1000 devotees gather and Chant the Divine Names we would be able to hear all the Chanting through our ears. Hence we would get the benefit of Chanting the Divine Name 1000 times at once.
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
By the very hearing of Lord’s holy Name one is totally purified
Hearing whose glory all are cleansed of their impurities at once.
This shloka in Srimad Bhagavatham explains that one gets many auspicious benefits immediately even on hearing the Divine Names of the Lord.
If you are not able to perform Nama Sankirtan, at least listen to Nama Sankirtan. Hear the Nama regularly or go and sit in a place where Nama is being chanted.
To awaken us to the state of Truth, we need sounds which are above this worldly plane and are established in Reality.
Even if one is not able to Chant the Divine Name of Rama, one should hear others Chant of Divine Name Rama.
However, he concludes, 'only due to merits earned in crores of births does Bhagavan Năma come on our tongue.'
Of all the various people who are physically challenged, I get extremely moved when I come across people who are deaf and dumb. This is because they cannot hear or utter the Divine Names.
Those people who take pleasure in continuously hearing, chanting and remembering Your activities, certainly very soon will see Your lotus feet, who put the recurrence of rebirths to an end.
Saintly persons (sadhus) hear, sing, and recite a literature, of such a writing describes the glory of the names of God.
If you think of one God , sing and hear his glories only , mingle with HIS devotees and do service only to him, your mind would attain one-pointedness
Why did he say that one should dance about on the streets (singing the glory of the Lord)?
Immediately that dumb boy gained divine knowledge and started dancing, singing the Divine Names, `Rama' and `Krishna'
Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare