Nama Article 14th March 2009
Japa (Repetition of God's name)
By Sri Ramana Maharshi
Edited by David Godman
Q: Is there no benefit at all in doing japa with the mouth?
Sri Ramana Maharshi:
Who said there is no benefit? Such japa will be the means for chitta suddhi [purifying the mind]. As the japa is done repeatedly the effort ripens and sooner or later leads to the right path. Good or bad, whatever is done never goes to waste. Only the differences and the merits and demerits of each will have to be told, looking to the stage of development of the person concerned.