Nama Article 2nd April 2014
Swami Papa Ramdas
Japa Must Be Continuous And Done With Whole-Hearted Love For God:
Ramdas' experience was that he did not do any meditation in the early stages of his spiritual discipline. He was repeating only the holy name of God and as a result of it all restlessness of the mind ceased and he began to get superconscious experiences by the power of the Name itself. One day when he sat for meditation, he lost himself in that consciousness and felt his union with God. So he found the repetition of the holy name of God was an all sufficient spiritual discipline. The repetition can take the soul to the highest spiritual realisation. The devotee who is given to the constant repetition of God's name need not observe any other discipline. But it must be borne in mind that the repetition must be continuous and done with wholehearted love and devotion for God. If these conditions are fulfilled, the devotee may be perfectly sure that he will have the vision of God and realise Him in all His aspects and enjoy ineffable bliss and peace.