Nama Article 25th January 2016
Name, Faith and Love by Swami Sivananda
GLORY OF RAMA NAM
Kabir says: "If any one utters RAMA NAM even in dream, I would like to make a pair of shoes out of my skin for his daily use. "
Who can describe the glory of God's Name? Who can really comprehend the greatness and splendour of the holy Names of the Lord? Even Lord Siva's consort, Parvati failed to describe in adequate terms the very true significance and grandeur of God's Name. When one sings His Name or hears It sung, he is unconsciously raised to sublime spiritual heights. He loses his body-consciousness. He is immersed in joy and drinks deep the divine nectar of immortality. He gets divine intoxication. Repetition of God's Name enables the devotee to feel the Divine Presence, the Divine Glory and the Divine consciousness within himself and also everywhere. How sweet is Hari's Name! How powerful is God's Name! What an amount of joy and peace and strength it brings to one who repeats His Name! Blessed indeed are those who repeat God's Name for they will be freed from the wheel of birth and death and attain Parama Ananda and immortality.