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The Efficacy of Japa (Chanting of God's names)
« on: February 05, 2009, 01:02:54 PM »
Next to self enquiry, Bhagavan Ramana always advocated chanting of God's names. If a devotee is doing that already, He would recommend continuation of that chanting, either verbally or within.

On 18th June 1935, one devotee asked Him:

Can Advaita be realized by Japa of holy names, say Rama, Krishna etc.,

Bhagavan: Yes.

Devotee: Is it not a means of an inferior order?

Bhagavan:

Have you been told to make Japa or to discuss its order in the scheme of things?

(Source: Talks, Munagala Venkatramaiah.)

Arunachala Siva.