Nama Article 24th February 2014
BENEFITS OF JAPA - By Swami Sivananda
If you utter the word 'excreta' or 'urine' when your friend is taking his meals, he may at once vomit
his food. If you think of 'Garam Pakoda', 'hot Pakoda', your tongue will get salivation. There is a Shakti or power in every word. When such is the case with ordinary words, how much more power or Shakti should there be in the Name of God – Hari, Ram, Siva or Krishna? Repetition or thinking of His Name produces a tremendous influence on the mind. It transforms the mental substance – Chitta (mind-stuff), overhauls the vicious old Samskaras in the mind, transmutes the Asuric or diabolical nature and brings the devotee face to face with God. There is no doubt about this.