What is the 'phala' (benefit) behind repeated performance of Veda 'pãrãyana' (chanting of the Vedas)?
Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
The sound of the Vedas ('Veda shabda') fills the space to this day. By repeated 'pãrãyana' of the Vedas the potency of these Mantras get strengthened. If, however, 'pãrãyana' is not done at all, the potency of these Mantras would get diminished. Thus, the 'phala' for which the Veda Mantras are chanted do not come about.
This applies to chanting of the Divine Name of the Lord ('Bhagavan Nãma') and reading of Holy Texts like the Bhagavata, Ramayana as well.
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
"You advocate that only Nãmasankirtan is the way to attain Liberation ('Moksha'). Why then should we protect the Vedas? What is the need for learning the Vedas?" ………
If by any chance the Vedas die, then there would be no base to demark the right from the wrong.
Dhyana Yoga, Karma Yoga and Jnana – All these paths need to be taught, but only Nama Sankirtan can be propagated. That verily shows its simplicity.
We don't have the capability to perform either Dhyana, Ritual rites and Pooja. We are capable only to Chant the Divine names of "Krishna, Rama". Its true that Divine names alone would protect us.
Though a great marga, in today's world, it is just impossible to follow the Karma marga as prescribed in our Vedas
Naamasankirtan is also a way advocated by the Vedas. Hence, we follow this path.
We have little capacity to meditate, perform rituals and puja. But we are capable of chanting the names of the Lord – Krishna, Rama, and so on. It is true that by muttering the names of the Lord we will be liberated.
What is the essence of all the Shastras, the Brahma Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, etc.
"I lay in a kneeling posture in the cart itself, shocked as I was, repeating RAMA RAMA, the only spiritual prayer I knew, during the rest of my journey"
The truth of the four Vedas is the Nama of the Lord “Namachivaya” and the one who chants the Divine Name with selfless love is uplifted to the glorious path
Karma Yoga is indeed very hard. Bhakti Yoga indeed is the law of this age
The ONLY religion for this age
Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare