Nama Article 3rd Dec 2016
Source: The Vision
Swami Papa Ramdas
There is a charm, a magic power, in Thy name. It catches hold of people and turns them into Gods.
Thy name roots out all desires and bestows immortal peace and joy. The darkness of the soul is dispelled by Thy name flooding it with Divine illumination.
What is it that Thy name cannot do? All good things flow from it. When Thy name enters the heart of the miser, he becomes a benefactor of the world. It transforms the cruel man into an image of compassion. Thy name removes hate from the heart, infusing love. It awakens the soul and drives off torpor and ignorance. Where there is narrowness of outlook, Thy name grants universal vision.
When Thy name, sung by Thy devotees, rings in my ears, I am not only thrilled, but my entire being is filled with ecstasy, O! What power is in Thy name! Saints sing its glory tirelessly. And I, Thy child, attune my tiny voice with theirs in extolling Thy name. Thy name is the sole sustainer of my life. It nourishes my heart and mind. It sends thrills through every vein and tissue of my physical being.
What more can I say? It has moulded me into Thy likeness, into Thy form and spirit. All victory and glory be to Thy name!
Thy name destroys misery and yields unending joy. I became the votary of Thy name and was blessed beyond measure. Thy name is Thyself, Thy very form, life and being. I am saturated with Thy name and have become Thyself — the resplendent Truth — the goal of seekers. I am That!