Excerpts from discourse of Sri Shãntãnanda Puri
Sri Shãntãnanda Puri is a 'parivrãjaka' sanyasi (ascetic who keeps moving). He is the disciple of Swami Purushotamanandaji Maharaj of Vasishta Guha, Himalayas, who is the disciple of Swami Brahmananda (the great disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa).
"The greatness of Ram Nãm is indescribable. Once, some devotees requested Swami Purushottamãnandaji Maharaj to discourse on "The greatness of Ram Nãm". Swami Purushottamananda who prefers to remain in mouna(Silence) agreed to do so after repeated requests. He raised his hands and began "The greatness of Ram Nãm….". Immmediately, he went into samadhi and remained motionless for several minutes. When he came out of that state, he once again began, "The greatness of Ram Nãm…". He went into samadhi again. All those gathered there sat spellbound as if in a trance. Swami Purushottamananda concluded his "Discourse" by saying,"As you have directly witnessed the greatness of Ram nãm there is nothing left to talk about it!"