The Beauty of Chanting
We are who we are because we repeat certain actions and over a period of time. This becomes a tendency that over years and lifetimes molds our being, our character. There are some things that are quite positive within us as well as negative factors which we want to be rid of yet are unable to do so easily. In spite of the intent and many times in spite of the effort as well, we find ourselves still stuck, so to say, in our past. Yet the spiritual path and the masters teach and recommend that you repeat constantly whatever practices you’re doing. The key is to be able to repeat those practices as frequently and as regularly as possible and one of the simplest things to do is to repeat, to chant, the divine name.
The beauty of chanting is that there are no specific rules or regulations to follow. There are no specific guidelines to be observed. Whatever the situation, wherever you are, whatever condition the body or the mind is in, it really doesn’t matter. Even if you’re very angry with the Creator and want to curse Him, you still get blessed. That is the beauty of the name and the power of the chant.
We want to transform ourselves, and chanting has that capacity, that power. When you repeat the name of the divine, the energy of the name itself begins to transform, and then the qualities that lie behind the name are slowly but surely inherited by the person who repeats them constantly.