Nama Article 17th May 2014
Srimad Bhagavatham 6:3:23 & 24
नामोच्चारण-माहात्म्यं हरेः पश्यत पुत्रकाः
अजामिलोऽपि येनैव मृत्यु-पाशाद् अमुच्यत
एतावतालम् अघ-निर्हरणाय पुंसां
सङ्कीर्तनं भगवतो गुण-कर्म-नाम्नाम्
विक्रुश्य पुत्रम् अघवान् यद् अजामिलोऽपि
नारायणेति म्रियमाण इयाय मुक्तिम्
Realise, my boys, the glory of uttering the Name of the Lord, by which alone (pronounced unintentionally once only) even (a vile sinner like) Ajamila was liberated from the noose of Death.
To celebrate duly the virtues and exploits of the Lord and to Chant His Name is just not meant for wiping out the sins of men (but would grant liberation). For even the sinful Ajamila attained liberation by simply calling his son as Narayanan at the pitch of his voice (and not with proper intonation) while on the verge of death.
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Having compassion of the Lord as the foundation, the one which has no rules, the one which can eradicate the force of Kali, Namakirtanam is the only resort. I think again and again about this with in Myself