Nama Article 23rd April 2016
Swami Papa Ramdas
The Name is compared to a bridge that connects both the banks of a river. The banks represent the personal and impersonal aspects of the Divine. By becoming a votary of the Name you have the vision of the personal God on one side and knowledge of the Impersonal on the other. But you must get the taste of the Name, and not take it mechanically. The mind must be attuned to the Name.
All the attributes of God must flash before our mind when we take the Name, because the Name is the very embodiment of God. When the mind is attuned to the Name and tastes its sweetness, it is as good as tasting God Himself and we attain liberation in this very life.