Nama Article 23rd February 2014
BENEFITS OF JAPA - By Swami Sivananda
Silent repetition of God's Name, Hari Om or Sri Ram is a tremendous tonic and potent specific for all diseases. It should never be stopped even for a day under any circumstances. It is a spiritual food for the hungry soul. You can drink and live on the nectar that flows during Japa and meditation. Even simple mechanical repetition of a Mantra has got very great effect. It purifies the mind. It serves as a gatekeeper. It gives intimations to you whenever some worldly thoughts enter the mind. At once you can drive away those thoughts and do Smarana of the Mantra. Even during mechanical repetition a portion of the mind is there at work with it.