Dear Fellow Pilgrim!
Namasmarana is a spiritual exercise which is simple, sustaining and universally acceptable. The Name by which each person invokes the one God may be in any language; it may posit any type of relationship with God – Son,Servant, Subject, Companion; it may enshrine any one or more of the infinite attributes and achievements of God. In every case, the Name is the sign and signal, the casket that enshrines the Beauty and the Benevolence of the Almighty, the Glory and the Grace of Providence, the Majesty and Mystery of God. When it is recited or remembered with each breath, it provides divine oxygen to strengthen and sanctify our lives.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the World Teacher, has revealed the significance of Namasmarana as anINSTRUMENT for individual divinisation and social integration – group singing of the Names of God is encouraged and appreciated by Him since the vibrations reduce pollution in the environment and in the mind.
“Life is a pilgrimage where Man drags his feet along the rough and thorny road. With the Name of God on his lips, he will have no thirst; with the Form of God in his heart, he will feel no exhaustion. The company of the Holy will inspire him to travel, in hope and in faith. The awareness that God is within call, that He is ever near and never long in coming, will lend strength to his limbs and courage to his eyes… Recite the name with Prema and have the Form fixed in the mind’s eye. It is aLAMP shedding light in the recess of your heart. lt will drive away the inner darknes as well as the outer. PEACE within and LOVE without – that is the sign of the person engrossed in perpetual Namasmarana.”