The Lord’s Name
February 2, 2011 Comments Off on The Lord’s Name
The Lord’s Name
The name is a verbal expression of the conception of the Supreme Being, who is known by different names and forms, in different climes and
times. The supreme is infinite but as it is not always possible for the
common man to conceive of what is beyond the perception of the finite
mind, this infinite truth is symbolised as forms, symbols or objects
that vary according to each one’s respective tendencies or modes of
Though in the initial stage there is difference and distinction among the various names and their associated objects,
ultimately, when the habit of repetition of the name is formed and the
divine consciousness is kept ever awake, then there remains no
distinction between the name and the associated idea or object. The
intuitive knowledge of the supreme reveals itself in the name itself –
for the basis of all names and forms is the one primal being who
manifests himself under different names and forms, as different faiths
and tendencies, as different sects and races, in different times and
There is an unfathomable depth, intense sweetness and charm in the Lord’s name. It is beyond the futile explanation of the
limited intellect. It is a thing knowable only through experience. The
music first thrills the nerves, harmonises them and then mysteriously
acts upon the mind. The sincere devotee loses himself in divine ecstasy.
The worldly mind cannot grasp or perceive this state of intense
emotion. The Lord’s name is all bliss and when it is chanted, the mind
merges in its bliss. It loses its individual entity in bliss. It becomes
one with the bliss itself.
Without the name of the beloved, none may hope to cross the sea of samsara (worldly existence). The
Lord’s name is the lasting medicine against any kind of ailment. You
cannot be overtaken by sorrows, sins, troubles, sicknesses if you take
refuge in the Lord’s name.
Repetition of the Lord’s name dispels all fears and evil thoughts. He who repeats the name of the Lord has
all his desires fulfilled. So sing the holy name. If you are attached to
the Lord you will be released from all attachments which bind you and
pull you down. This constant repetition gives infinite strength.
Tags-bliss, knowledge, sacred word