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Which Name of God should one chant?
« on: November 17, 2011, 01:55:37 PM »
I found a site of spirituality created by Indian Jayant Balaji Athavale. I don't know who he is. But found something about the Names of God, religion and self-surrender.
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In today’s times the most effective way of progressing spiritually is chanting the Name of God according to the religion of our birth. We are born in that very religion which is most conducive to begin our spiritual practice. This forms the basic foundation for spiritual practice. Repeating the Name of God according to the religion of our birth also enables us to overcome destiny. Infact spiritual practice helps us both in this world and the world after we die.

Let us look at a few examples of the Name of the Lord we should chant depending on the religion of our birth.

Buddhist -------> Om mani padme hum, namo Buddhaya

Christian -------> Catholics - Hail Mary
                         Anglican and other Christian denominations - Hail Jesus (Swami Sivananda has recommended just Jesus)

Hindu -------> The family deity's Name or if one does not know the family deity then one needs to chant Sri Kuladevatayai namaha

Method of repeating (chanting) the family deity's Name: Sri should prefix the Name of the family deity, the Name that follows should be in dative case (chaturthi pratyai) and should conclude with namaha,

Islam -------> Ya Allah, Allah hu Akbar, Rahim etc.

Jain -------> Navakar mantra (Om namo Arihantanam)

Jew -------> Jehovah, Yahweh, Adonai or one of the many Names of God as per Judaism

Sikh -------> Vahe Guru, Shri Vahe Guru, Sukhmani Saheb, Japaji Saheb

Zoroastrian -------> There are 101 Names. The seeker is asked to chant the Name corresponding to the number obtained in meditation.

For me one should choose the Name and Form to which he or she is most devoted too. But I decided to post this here in case somebody is interested.
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Re: Which Name of God should one chant?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 02:13:57 PM »
Dear ramana,

Athvale is one spiritual teacher in a Goa Hindu Organization. They teach Yoga and other
Pranayama methods.

To chant a God's name to which one is most attached is, according to me the best method.




Arunachala Siva.        to which one is attached most, is the b

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Re: Which Name of God should one chant?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 03:22:31 PM »
Basically every name of God is a "tatva" Name is simply not a name for convenience or purpose of just recognition, but, every name has in it, a lamp of knowledge that signifies the ultimate reality or the Truth.

For instance:

Ar Rahim means "The Exceedingly Merciful" that Self is like the mercy and compassion of Bhagavan Ramana.

Jehovah means something to the effect of "That which causes to become"

Jesus is perhaps derived from the name "Joshua" which means "who delivers" or deliverance

Every deity's name in Hindu has a significance.

So, when a devotee repeats these names earnestly, he is tuning/connecting himself with the highest truth in the cosmos, to the source. It does not matter, if one says so, with proper understanding, still it has its good effects. The vibrations of the utterances of these names are beyond the realms of language and understanding.

Salutations to Bhagavan
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Re: Which Name of God should one chant?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 04:33:04 AM »
Dear ramana, Nagaraj,


Saint Manikkavachagar says, "Let us clap our hands and pray with a thousand names
for Him, who has neither a name nor a form!

Arunachala Siva.