chapter  VI
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Ramanama

ByM.K. Gandhi, Neerja Arun Gupta

Ramanama is a mere mechanical performance or at best has touched the heart only ton the surface. When Ramanama has established its dominion over the heart, the question of vocal recitation does not arise. There is no doubt whatsoever that Ramanama contains all the power that is attributed to it. No one can, by mere wishing, enshrine Ramanama in his heart. Nature Cure occupies the place of honour and in it Ramanama is the most important. When Charaka, Vagbhata and other giants of medicine in ancient India wrote, the popular name for God was not Rama but Vishnu. Ramanama is no copy-book maxim. It is something that has to be realized through experience. One who has had personal experience alone can prescribe it. The conservation of the vital energy bas been likened to accumulated wealth, but it is in the power of Ramanama alone to make it a running stream of ever-increasing spiritual strength ultimately making a fall impossible.