Nama Article 4th March 2017
THE GLORY OF MANTRA DIKSHA
By Swami Sivananda
The Name of Rama turns impossible into possible. It was by the glory of Rama-Nama that the stones floated in water, and the bridge, the Setu over the sea, was built by Sugriva and his companions at Rameshvaram. It was Rama-Nama that cooled Prahlada, when he was thrown into a conflagration of fire.
Any Name of the Lord is nectar. It is sweeter than sugar-candy. It is the essence of the Vedas. Amrita came out, in days of yore, during the process of the churning of the ocean by the Devas and the Asuras. Even so by churning the four Vedas, the Name of Rama, the nectar, was brought out to quench the three kinds of Taapa (affliction) of the ignorant Jivas. Drink it again and again by constant repetition, just as Valmiki did in days long gone by.