Nama Article 15th November 2014
Source: Sahasranama Bhashya by Adi Sankara
The Sruti says: 'First one thinks out by the mind and next he utters by the tongue' (Tai. Sam., 6-1-7).
"Whatever one thinks out by the mind, that he gives out by the tongue."
From the above Srutis we find, that recitation of names includes also thought and meditation.