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Śrī Rāma Naam is ITSELF ParamBrahman!!!

रमन्ते योगिनोऽनन्ते नित्यानन्दे चिदात्मनि ।
इति रामपदेनासौ परंब्रह्माभिधियते ।।

(- श्रीरामपूर्वतापनीय उपनिषद १।६ )


जिस अनन्त, नित्यानन्द और चिन्मय परमब्रह्म में योगी लोग रमण करते हैं, उसी राम पद (शब्द) से परमब्रह्म प्रतिपादित होता है, अर्थात राम नाम हीं परमब्रह्म है |



The Parabrahman which is infinite, immeasurable, pure consciousness, eternal and forever blissful, on which Yogis devote themselves and meditate continuously; that Parabrahman ITSELF is denoted by word ‘Rāma’ directly in Abhidhaa Vritti (means The word 'Rām' is Parambrahman Itself). (-Shri Rama-PurvaTapnIya Upanishada)

A himalayan-yogi meditating upon Śrī Rāma, the ParamBrahman : Click Here


The name of Śrī Rāma is non-different from him, it is itself Parambrahman. Even 'Aum' (ॐ) is said to be originated from Shri 'Rama' Naam by scriptures as Aum (ॐ) is consisted in Shri Rama (राम) Naam.
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Revelation of the mystery of all Vedic-Scriptures


सर्वेषां वेदशास्त्राणां रहस्यंतेप्रकाशितम् ।
एको देवो रामचंद्रो व्रतं एको तदर्चनम् ।
मंत्रोऽप्येकश्च तन्नाम शास्त्रं तद् ध्येवतत्स्तुतिः ।।
तस्मात् सर्वात्मना रामचंद्रंभजमनोहरम् ।
यथा गोष्पवदवत्तुच्छो भवेत् संसारसागरः ।।

(- श्रीपद्मपुराण , पातालखण्ड ३५।५१ - ५२ )


सभी वेदों और शास्त्रों में यही रहस्य प्रकाशित है कि -
हम मनुष्यों के लिए एक हीं भगवान हों - प्रभु श्री रामचंद्र;
एक हीं व्रत हों - प्रभु राम का अर्चन
एक हीं मंत्र हों - उनका नाम ( अर्थात 'राम' )
और एक हीं शास्त्र हों - जहाँ उनकी स्तुति हो (अर्थात 'रामायण')
इसलिए सभी मनुष्यों को श्री राम का परम मनोहर भजन करना चाहिए यदि वो इस संसार सागर को गौ के पग (गो-पद) के सामान लाँघ जाना चाहते हैं तो |

All Veda-s and scriptures reveal the mystery in one voice for all human-beings -
if people are eager to cross the ocean of mundane existence just like mere crossing a foot-print of cow, then
Let there be only one God for whole world - Śrī Rāma;
(why? because Rama alone is the supreme)
Only one religious vow - worship of Śrī Rāma, alone;
Only one hymn (Mantra) for prayer - Śrī Rāma's name i.e. 'Rāma' Naam;
and Only one scripture - where Śrī Rāma's exploits are sung i.e. Rāmāyanam;
Hence we, human-beings, should always sing and chant the name of Supreme Lord Rama the prince charming of Ayodhya.
(Padma-Purana, 5.35.51-52)
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Clear declaration for this Kaliyuga


The ultimate and clear declaration for this Kaliyuga:

रामनामैव नामैव नामैव मम् जीवनम् ।
कलौ नास्त्येव नास्त्येव नास्त्येव गतिरन्यथा ।।

- (स्कन्दपुराण, उत्तरखण्ड, नारद-सनत्कुमार संवाद , पंचम अध्याय । ५१ )




श्री राम जी का नाम, केवल श्री राम नाम हीं मेरा जीवन है | कलियुग में राम नाम के सिवाय और किसी उपाय से जीवो कि सद्गति नही होती, नहीं होती, नहीं होती |

Meaning: The name of Lord Śrī Rāma, one and only Rāma Nāma is my life. There is no other means else than Shri Rāma Nāma in this Kali-age for Jiva-s to get Sad-gati (supreme emancipation). (-Shri Skanda-PurAna, Uttarkhand, Narad-Sanatkumar Samvad, 5.51)


The Param-mantra Śrī 'Rāma' Nāma is Parambrahman itself which is seed (Bij) of everything and everyone, is the main power behind Hare Ram, Hare Krishna Mahamantra.

The Param-mantra is very short but controls even Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesha. Thats why even Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma, Hanuman, Vaishno-devi, and all deities meditate and chant 'Rāma' Naam only.

Śrī Rāma Naam is the supreme and best among all Bhagavannama-s.

नारायणादि नामानि कीर्त्तितानि बहून्यपि |
आत्मा तेषां च सर्वेषां रामनाम प्रकाशकः॥

(महारामायण ५२.४०)

Meaning: Various names of Lord such as Narayana etc have been glorified in so many ways in scriptres; however Sri Rama Naam alone is the indwelling soul and illuminator of all other Names of Bhagavan. (Mahā-Rāmāyaṇ 52.40)

It is again said:

परमेश्वरनामानि सन्त्यनेकानि पार्वति।
परन्तु रामनामेदं सर्वेषामुत्तमं मतम्॥

(महारामायण ५०.१५)

Meaning: Lord Shiva says: O Pārvati, There are innumerable names of that Supreme Lord; however in my opinion this Rāma Nāma is the best among all those names! (Mahā-Rāmāyaṇ 50.15)

Same is said in Padma-Purana, Sri Ram naam is the supreme among all names of Hari. click here to see.


Śrī Rāma Naam is equal to billion times repition of all Mantra!!


जपतः सर्वमन्त्रांश्च सर्ववेदांश्च पार्वति।
तस्मात् कोटिगुणं पुण्यं रामनाम्नैव लभ्यते॥

( -पद्म-पुराण , उत्तरखण्ड २८१/३४ )



एकसाथ सभी मंत्रो का और सभी वेदों का जाप करने से जो दिव्य फल प्राप्त होगा, उस फल का करोड़-गुना फल मात्र एक राम नाम के उच्चारण से हीं प्राप्त हो जाता है |
In Padma-PurAna, Lord Shiva Says to Parvati:
The divine fruits one achieves by chanting all other Mantras and all the Vedas; billions of times of that fruits one can easily obtain just by uttering RAma-nAma!!
(-Shri Padma-PurAna, UttarKhanda 281/34)

rāma rāmēti rāmēti ramē rāmē manōramē।
sahasranāma tattulyaṃ rāmanāma varānanē॥
[padma purāṇa]

Meaning: In Padma-Puran, Lord Shiva tells Parvati: O' fair faced one, I enjoy saying Rāma Rāma like this. Uttering the name of Rāma once is equal to uttering any name of god, a thousand times or equal to Viṣṇu-sahasranāma!

Padma Purana also says uttering 'Rama' once is equal to thousand times repetition of any other name of Bhagavan (thousand names is also taken as Vishnu-Sahasranam)! In Vishnu-Sahasranaam, there are names such as Rama, Vishnu, Narayana, Krishna etc. So how can one Ram Naam be equal to one Ram Naam + 999 other names of Bhagavan (including Hari + Vishnu + Narayana + Krishna etc)?

There are two ways to explain this - (A) Sri Rama Naam not only denotes the Parambrahman, but it is also Parambrahman Itself. Being Parambrahman itself, It is all encompassing entity, therefore all Vedas and innumerable BhagavanNamas, Mantras etc are present inside all encompassing Rama Nama. Therefore One Rama becomes equal to Vishnu-sahasranama (1 Rama Naam + 999 other names which are also present within Rama Naam). (B) Sri Ram Naam is told to be illuminator of all names of Lord Shri Hari, It is the great moon and other names are like stars, both moon and stars simultaneously adorn the sky and make it look beautiful, however the light coming from moon is more than enough in comarison to the lights coming together from so many stars, the existence of other names adorns Bhagavan that he has infinite beautiful names. Though, no other name apart from "Rama" Naam is told to be Parambrahman Itself.

This statement of Lord Shiva from Padma-PurAna that Just uttering one time Śrī Rāma naam bestows billions of times fruits that can be achieved by chanting all other mantras (be it any mantra devoted to Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Durga etc - Ramtapini Upanishad) and all the Vedas at a time proves Sri Ram Naam is the most superior. Therefore, One Rama Naam is equal to billion times any Mantra devoted to any other god or deity.

In Padma-Purana, Lord Shiva tells Parvati He has eternal love for the name 'Rāma'.

रकारादीनि नामानि शृण्वतो देवि जायते ।
प्रीतिर्मे मनसो नित्यं रामनामविशङ्कया ॥
[पद्म पुराण ६.२५४.२१]


भगवान शिव भगवती पार्वती से कहते हैं:
हे देवी पार्वती! 'र'-कार से शुरू होने वाले नामों (जैसे राम, राघव, रघुनाथ, रघुनन्दन, राघवेन्द्र इत्यादि) को सुनते हीं मेरा ह्रदय प्रसन्न हो जाता है क्योंकि मेरे ह्रदय में 'राम' नाम के प्रति नित्य-प्रीति (प्रगाढ़ प्रेम) है ।

Lord Shiva tells Parvati: O' Devi! Just upon hearing the names starting with 'Ra'-kara ( e.g. Rāma, Rāghav, Rāmchandra, Rāghunath, Raghunandan, etc ), my heart gets pleased, because in my heart there is eternal love for the name 'Rāma'. [Padm-Puran 6.254.21]


Is any other name of lord camparable to Śrī Rāma Naam?

There are infinite names of Bhagavan, but none is comparable to Sri Rama Naam.

अनन्तो भगवन्मन्त्रा नानेन तु समाः कृताः।
श्रियो रमणसामर्थ्यात् सौन्दर्यगुणसागरात्॥

(हारित-स्मृति ३.२४०)


भावार्थ: अनन्त भगवन्नामों एवं मन्त्रों में कोई नाम या मन्त्र श्री राम नाम के समान नहीं हुआ, क्यूंकि केवल 'राम' नाम में हीं भगवती "श्री" को रमाने अर्थात आनंद प्रदान करने का सामर्थ्य है और यह सौंदर्य एवं गुणों का अथाह सागर है।

Meaning : Out of infinite names of Bhagavan, none is equal to or greater than Sri 'Rama' nama, because only Sri Rama Nama manifests the capability to impart supreme bliss and delight to even Bhagavati "Shrii ji" (Bhagwati SitA) as also being the very ocean of beauty! ( Hārit-Smriti 3.240 )

Thus no other Bhagavannama (name of lord) should be considered greater than Sri 'Ram' Naam, and one shouldn't compare any other name of lord with Sri Ram Naam, it is the most superior in itself. Only Rama Naam among all names of Bhagavan is same as "Aum" as per Panini-Vyakaran.


Chanting Rāma-Rāma like this bestows everything


तन्मुखं तु महातीर्थ तन्मुखं क्षेत्रमेव च ।
यन्मुखे राम रामेति तन्मुखं सार्वकामिकं ||

(-पद्म-पुराण , उत्तरखण्ड ७१/३४ )




जिस मुख में राम - राम का जाप होता रहता है वह मुख ही महान तीर्थ है, वह मुख हीं प्रधान क्षेत्र है तथा वही सभी कामनाओं को पूर्ण करने वाला है |



The mouth which chants always 'Ram-Ram' like this, that mouth alone is the most sacred place i.e the supreme holy region (Maha-Tirtha), that mouth is the divine region and that mouth can even bestow all desires without any doubt. (-Shri Padma-PurAna, UttarKhanda 71/34 )

So O, Heart, why don't you chant Param-Mantra 'Ram-Ram' like this?

राम नाम अन्य साधन निरपेक्ष स्वयम परमब्रह्म हैं |


निर्विकारम निरालम्ब निर्वैरम च निरंजनम |
भज श्री रामनामेदम सर्वेश्वर प्रकाशकम ||

(श्री ब्रह्मपुराण )


श्री ब्रह्म पुराण का कहना है की श्री राम जी निर्विकार ,निरालम्ब (स्वयम परमसमर्थ),सर्व विकार रहित शुद्ध मायातित निर्वैर अन्य साधन निरपेक्ष स्वयम सर्वसमर्थ परमब्रह्म हैं | इनके श्री राम नाम के भजन से ह्रदय के भीतर और बाहर प्रकाश (अर्थात परमब्रह्म के दर्शन, साक्षात्कार) हो जाता है |

* राम नाम अन्य साधन निरपेक्ष स्वयम सर्वसमर्थ परमब्रह्म हैं |
* सर्वेश्वर प्रकाशकम - राम नाम सभी ईश्वर शिव, विष्णु, इत्यादि के प्रकाशक हैं ..अर्थात इन सभी का राम नाम से परे कोई अस्तित्व नही है |

Brahm-PurAna says that Shri Rama Naam is supremely independent of all other means & everything, very pure, and the absolute cause of supreme bliss. So always chant Shri 'Rama' Nama who is the source and illuminator of all gods.



श्री रामेति परं नाम सकलेश्वरमादि देवं,
धन्या जना भुवितले सततं स्मरन्ति |
तेषां भवेत्परम् मुक्ति प्रयत्नतः तथा,
श्रीरामभक्तिरचला विमला प्रसाददा ||

(श्री शिव पुराण)


श्री शिव पुराण में श्री शिव जी ने श्री नारद जी से कहा है कि श्री राम नाम सक्लेश्वर (अर्थात विष्णु के भी इश्वर है, शिव, हनुमान सभी राम नाम हीं गाते हैं) आदि देव हैं | जो इस नाम का सतत स्मरण करते हैं ,भूतल में वही धन्य हैं | उन्हें परम मुक्ति ( श्री साकेत की प्राप्ति ) तथा अचल विमल भक्ति एवं श्री राघव जी के कृपा प्रसाद सब मिलेंगे |

* श्री रामेति परं नाम - श्री राम नाम हीं प्रभु का परम नाम है |
* धन्या जना भुवितले : प्रभु श्री राम का नाम लेने वाले हीं धन्य हैं इस धरती पे |

In Shiva-PurAna, Lord Shiva says to Sage Narada: O', Sage Narada, The name 'Rama' is the god of all gods, the primeval god of universe. Those souls are really the most fortunate ones who always chant 'Rama' Nama in their daily life (even during their other works). By grace of Lord Rama, they who always chant Rama Nama easily get the supreme devotion in lotus feet of lord Rama and the supreme abode, Saket-Dhaam at the time of death.


Only 'Rama' Naam is Param-Mantra (Mantra-Raj)!!!


रामेति द्वयक्षरजपः सर्वपापापनोदकः ।
गच्छन् तिष्ठञ्शयानो वा मनुजो रामकीर्तनात् ।।

इह निर्वितितो याति चान्ते हरिगणो भवेत् ।
रामेति द्वयक्षरो मन्त्रो मन्त्रकोटिशताधिकः ।।

न रामादधिकं किञ्चित् पठनं जगतीतले ।
रामनामाश्रया ये वै न तेषां यमयातना ।।

रमते सर्वभुतेषु स्थावरेषु चरेषु च ।
अन्तरात्मस्वरुपेण यच्च रामेति कथ्यते ।।

रामेति मन्त्रराजोऽयं भवव्याधिनिषुदकः ।
रामचन्द्रेति रामेति रामेति समुदाहृतः ।।

द्वयक्षरो मन्त्रराजोऽयं सर्वकार्यकरो भुवि ।
देवा अपि प्रगायन्ति रामनाम गुणाकरम् ।।

तस्मात् त्वमपि देवेशि रामनाम सदा वद ।
रामनाम जपेद यो वै मुच्यते सर्वकिल्विषैः ।।

(स्कन्दपुराण, नागरखण्ड)


भगवान् शंकर जी देवी पार्वती से कहते हैं -

' राम ' यह दो अक्षरों का मन्त्र जपने पर समस्त पापों का नाश करता है | चलते, खड़े हुए अथवा सोते समय (जिस किसी भी समय ) जो मनुष्य राम नाम का कीर्तन करता है, वह यहाँ कृतकार्य होकर जाता है और अंत में भगवान हरि का पार्षद बनता है (विष्णु रूप लेता है) | ' राम ' यह दो अक्षरों का मन्त्र शत कोटि (१०० करोड़) मंत्रो से भी अधिक प्रभाव रखता है (मन्त्रकोटिशताधिकः)|


राम नाम से बढ़ कर जगत में जप करने योग्य कुछ भी नही है |
जिन्होंने राम नाम का आश्रय ले रखा है उन्हें यम यातना नही भोगनी पड़ती |

जो मनुष्य अन्तरात्मस्वरुप से राम नाम का उच्चारण करता है , वह स्थावर-जंगम सभी भूत प्राणियों में रमण करता है (अर्थात वह ब्रह्म समान हो जाता है)|


' राम ' यह मन्त्र-राज है (मन्त्रराजोऽयं, अर्थात् परम-मंत्र है), यह भव रुपी व्याधि का नाश करने वाला है (अर्थात भवसागर से तारने वाला है)| रामचंद्र, राम, राम - इस प्रकार उच्चारण करने पर यह दो अक्षरों का मन्त्र-राज पृथ्वी में समस्त कार्यों को सफल करता है | गुणों की खान इस राम नाम को देवतालोग भी भलीभांति गान करते हैं |


अतएव हे देवेश्वरि ! तुम भी सदा राम नाम का जप किया करो |
जो राम नाम का उच्चारण (जप) किया करता है, वह सारे पापों से (पूर्वकृत एवं वर्तमान सूक्ष्म और स्थूल पापों से और समस्त पाप वासनाओं से सदा के लिए) छुट जाता है |

Lord Shiva says to Parvati:

'Rama', this two syllable Mantra, upon chanting even while walking, standing or sleeping, destroys all sins of Human beings in this world. A human being who chants 'Rama' Naam becomes the most fortunate one and after getting all pleasures in this world at the end gets the supreme abode of Lord Hari. 'Rama', this two syllable Mantra is even more powerful than the combine power of 100 crores of Mantra.

In fact, There is nothing (no other Mantra or any other means) in this whole world (or whole vedic-scriptures) which is more suitable or worthy than chanting 'Rama' Naam. Such is the greatness of 'Rama' Nama. Whoever has taken the refuge of 'Rama' Nama, never gets sufferings of Yama. Whoever chants this two syllable 'Rama' Nama from all of heart and soul, experience the supreme bliss as like Brahman.

'Rama' Naam is the supreme Mantra (the chief of all Mantra-s, Mantra-Raj) which destroys the three fold agony of this world. "Rama, Rama, Rama", like this way if uttered, this two syllable Mantra makes everything successful on this earth. The very mine of virtues, this two syllable Mantra 'Rama' Nama is even chanted by gods and deities.

Hence, O'Parvati, You should always chant the name 'Rama'. Whoever utters this 'Rama' Naam becomes freed of all lusts and all sins (done in previous births and present birth) be it subtle or even very grievous etc. ( - Skanda PurAna, NAgarkhanda)




Even Lord Krshna chants Śrī Rāma Naam. Then why not you?

राम नाम सदा प्रेम्णा संस्मरामि जगद्गुरूम् |
क्षणं न विस्मृतिं याति सत्यं सत्यं वचो मम् ||

( श्री आदि पुराण )

श्री आदि पुराण में भगवान श्री कृष्ण कहते हैं कि
मैं जगद्गुरु श्री राम नाम का निरंतर
प्रेम पूर्वक स्मरण करता रहता हूँ,
क्षणमात्र भी नहीं भूलता हूँ | अर्जुन मैं सत्य सत्य कहता हूँ |


Lord Krshna to Arjuna:

With full reverence and great love, all the time, I (Krsna) chant (remember) 'Śrī Rāma' Naam . 'Śrī Rāma' Naam is Jagadguru (Guru of all worlds, the eternal preceptor). Not for a single moment, I miss to chant Śrī Rām Naam. O Arjuna, My words are verily true, true and true alone .


This shows Krishna is none but incarnation of the most Superior, Lord Rama. The ultimate cause of all incarnations.

Kṛṣṇa's own words upholding glory of Śrī Rām Naam!

Lord Krishna to Maharaja Yudhisthira:

श्रीरामनामामृत मंत्रबीज संजीवनी चेन्मनसि प्रविष्टा |
हालाहलं वा प्रलयानलं वा मृत्योर्मुखं वा विशतां कुतो भीः ||

श्रीशब्दपूर्वं जयशब्दमध्यं जयद्वयनापि पुनः प्रयुक्तम् |
त्रिःसप्तकृत्वो रघुनाथ नाम जपान्निहन्या द्विजकोटिहायाः ||

[Ananda-RamayaNa ManoharkaaNDa 7.44, 45]

Meaning 7.44: The nectar of Śrī Rām Naam, the seed mantra while enters into the heart of a person, will act like Sanjivani (The hurb which gives life into dead) even if the person would have consumed the Kalkuta (Halahal-Vish) Poison or would have entered in the fire of Pralaya (cosmic dissolution) or have fallen in mouth of death, there is no doubt in his/her safety (by the bestowal of Ram Naam). That Person would have no fear anywhere.


[* This is the narration of effect of Sanjivani 'Rām' Naam, the seed mantra which is Parambrahman itself. In next verse Krishna is telling Yuddhisthira Maharaj the effect of Mantra Śrī Rām Jay Rām Jay Jay Rām' formed from use of seed mantra 'Rām' Naam. These are the words of Krishna himself upholding glory of Ram Naam. ]


Meaning 7.45:Preceded by word 'Shri', with 'Jaya' word in middle and again followed by two 'Jaya' words (i.e Śrī Rām Jay Rām Jay Jay Rām)! This Rām mantra if chanted 21 times can eliminate the (grievous) sin of murdering even crores of Brahmins!


Glory of Śrī Rāma Naam in Śrī Rāmācaritamānas

Lord Rama in Vanvasi Rupa

मंत्र परम लघु जासु बस बिधि हरि हर सुर सर्ब।
महामत्त गजराज कहुँ बस कर अंकुस खर्ब॥
(रामचरितमानस बालकाण्ड, दोहा -256)

भावार्थ:- जिसके वश में ब्रह्मा, विष्णु, शिव और सभी देवता हैं, वह मंत्र "राम" नाम अत्यन्त छोटा है। महान मतवाले गजराज को छोटा सा अंकुश वश में कर लेता है॥

The supreme sacred Mantra (Rama Naam), indeed, is very small, although it has under its sway Brahm, Hari, Hara and all other gods. A tiny goad governs the mightiest and most furious elephant. (Ramcharitmanas Balkand, Doha-256)

How and why to chant Rama Naam? (Important Note) : It has been already shown from Rama-Tapniya-Upanishad that Rama Naam is ITSELF Param-Brahman and apart from Rama Naam, no other name of lord is told to be Param-brahman Itself or direct denote to Parambrahman in any scripture. On same pattern, even Satvika PuraNas: Padma-purANa, Naradiya-PurANa say - राम नाम परमब्रह्म सर्वदेवाधिकम् महत् (- पद्म पुराण, नारदीय पुराण )- Rama Naam is ITSELF Parambrahman, thus even greater than all gods combined. Long Mantra-s like "Śrī Rāma Jaya Rāma Jaya Jaya Rāma" or "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" get power from their seed and the seed of all Mantra-s is 'Rāma' Naam. So the best and supreme among all powerful Mantras is 'Rama' Naam alone. Long Mantra-s are better for nāma-saṅkīrtana in groups (the congregational chanting); however, for proper spiritual progress, it is always better to chant "Rama" Naam alone or "SitaRama" instead of chanting long Naam-Mantras.

Why 'Rama' only, without any addition?

- It is quoted already - न रामादधिकं किञ्चित् पठनं जगतीतले । - means "there is nothing greater than chanting "Rama" Naam in this world in all the Vedas and other Vedic scriptures." So why should a devotee of Lord Rama engage himself/herself in chanting other Mantras apart from Rama, Rama like this.

- Because 'Rama' Naam alone can be chanted in unison of soul and breath. It directly connects the soul with the Supreme personality and elevate consciousness to feel the transcendental vibration present in every particle of universe.

One has to constantly repeat the seed mantra with unison of breath. Then a time will come when the remembrance of 'Rama' will be so automatic that one can't breathe without remembering it. This is Sahaj-Sadhana (effortless practice) and thus at the end while leaving this body, there would be automatic remembrance of "Rama" Naam and "Rama Roopa". This is the supreme means and way to attain the supreme abode of Rama i.e. Saket Loka. One gets Darshan (vision) of Rama-Rupa if chanted "SitaRama" 12 Crore times. Though the our prince charming Raghunandan Raj Kishore Shri Rama is very compassionate and he may appear infront his devotees even before such accomplishment in Naam-Sadhana.

So people who chant Long Mantra-s, one day they may need to take refuge of seed mantra because at the time of death, in general, a person may not able to meditate (or remember) on the form of Lord Rama or utter a single word due to extreme pain, so at that time this unison of breathe and Mantra becomes very useful.

Moreover not only seers, great sages and saints, but even deities like Hanuman, Shiva, BrahmA etc.. chant Rama, Rama, Rama like this way only.

How is unison possible?

While inhaling the breath say (feel) "Ra" and while exhaling the breath say "Ma", this is automatic process and need not to be followed by making some extra effort. If one will continuously chant "Rama" Naam, then after sometime it will be automatically aligned in ones' breathing process.

So why are there many Mantra-s ?

- Every Mantra has its own benefits and uniqueness. For example some people wish to relish Rama's pastime of his victory over demon king Ravana in their chanting, hence they like to chant "Śrī Rāma Jaya Rāma Jaya Jaya Rāma" . Its' uniqueness is - one does not need to make extra effort in repetition of Mantra as there is a proper rhythm in arrangement of words and thus after one time chanting, one naturally (automatically) follows to chant it second time and so on.




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बंदउँ नाम राम रघुबर को। हेतु कृसानु भानु हिमकर को॥
बिधि हरि हरमय बेद प्रान सो। अगुन अनूपम गुन निधान सो॥1॥
(रामचरितमानस बालकाण्ड, 19.1)

भावार्थ:- मैं श्री रघुनाथजी के नाम 'राम' की वंदना करता हूँ, जो कृशानु (अग्नि), भानु (सूर्य) और हिमकर (चन्द्रमा) का हेतु अर्थात्‌ 'र' 'आ' और 'म' रूप से बीज है। वह 'राम' नाम ब्रह्मा, विष्णु और शिवरूप है। वह वेदों का प्राण है, निर्गुण, उपमारहित और गुणों का भंडार है॥

I (Goswami Tulsidas) greet the name ‘RaŒma’ of the chief of Raghus, which is composed of seed-letters Ra, Aa, and Ma - where 'Ra' representing the fire-god, 'Aa' the sun-god and 'Ma' the moon-god respectively. It is the same as BrahmAŒ (the creative aspect of God), VishNu (His preservative aspect) and Shiva (His disintegrating aspect), and the vital breath of the Vedas; It is attributeless, peerless and a mine of virtues. (Ramcharitmanas Balkand, 19.1)

# Rama Naam is the abstract of all Vedas.
# All gods including BrahmA-VishNu-Shiva are there in Rama Naam.
# Rama Naam has no peer, means no other name of lord can be equal to Rama-Naam. One Rama Naam is equal to thousand times of any other name of lord VishNu/NarayaNa.


The greatest savior: Śrī Rāma Naam

श्री रामनाम सामर्थ्यामतुलम् विद्यते द्विज |
नहि पापात्मकस्तावत्पापम् कर्तुं क्षम : क्षितौ ||
(बोधायन संहिता )

भावार्थ:- श्री राम नाम का सामर्थ्य अतुल्य है, समस्त भूमंडल में कोई इतना बड़ा पापी न होगा जिसके पापों का क्षमा राम नाम के प्रभाव से न हो सके |

Incomparable supreme power lies in Rama Naam, in whole world there is no such sinner whose all the sins can't be burnt instantly by the power of Raam Naam (by the merit of uttering Rama Naam).

It means incomparable supreme merit lies in chanting Rama Naam which can burn all the sins which could have been accumulated by the most griveous sinner of this world in his/her whole life. The great Rama-Bhakta Sage Bodhyan, the writer of Bodhyana-Samhita, belonged to Ramanandiya-Parampara of Sri-VaishaNavism.

श्वादोऽपि नहि शक्नोति कर्तुं पापानि यत्नतः |
तावन्ति यावती शक्ती रामनाम्नोशुभक्षये ||
(इतिहासोत्तम)

भावार्थ:- श्री राम नामोच्चारण से इतने अधिक पाप-पुंज मिटते हैं, जितने बड़े से बड़े श्वपचादि महापातको में भी नहीं पाए जाते हैं, कोई पापी जीवन पर्यंत सभी कुकर्म यत्न-पूर्वक करने पर कमर कस ले, तो भी इस भूमंडल पर उतने पाप नहीं कर सकते, जितने मात्र एक बार नामोच्चारण से मिटते हैं |

Just by uttering one time Rama Naam, it burns all the most griveous sins which can't be found even in the greatest of the greatest sinners. If a sinner who has incurred (done) intentionally all the sins, even the most griveous ones constantly throughout the life, still one can not amass that much number of the griveous sins in aggregate which can be burnt by just one time recitation of Rama Naam. Such is the supreme glory of Rama Naam.

What to say more in glory of the greatness of Rama Naam, if a person utters Rama Naam even by mistake in unconscious state or while dreaming or yawning, then his innumerable griveous sins are burnt instantly.

Goswami Tulsidas says in Ramcharitmanas:

जासु नाम सुमिरत एक बारा। उतरहिं नर भवसिंधु अपारा॥ ( RCM 2.101.2)

भावार्थ:-एक बार भगवान श्री राम के नाम स्मरण करते ही मनुष्य अपार भवसागर के पार उतर जाते हैं |

Shri Rama is the same supremely gracious Lord, by uttering whose Name only once men cross the boundless ocean of mundane existence.

जड़ चेतन मग जीव घनेरे। जे चितए प्रभु जिन्ह प्रभु हेरे॥
ते सब भए परम पद जोगू। भरत दरस मेटा भव रोगू॥1॥
(रामचरितमानस, अयोध्याकाण्ड 217.1)

भावार्थ:- रास्ते में असंख्य जड़-चेतन जीव थे। उनमें से जिनको प्रभु श्री रामचंद्रजी ने देखा, अथवा जिन्होंने प्रभु श्री रामचंद्रजी को देखा, वे सब (उसी समय) परमपद के अधिकारी हो गए, परन्तु अब भरतजी के दर्शन ने तो उनका भव (जन्म-मरण) रूपी रोग मिटा ही दिया। (श्री रामदर्शन से तो वे परमपद के अधिकारी ही हुए थे, परन्तु भरत दर्शन से उन्हें वह परमपद प्राप्त हो गया)॥

The numberless beings, both animate and inanimate, that saw the Lord Shri Rama or were seen by the Lord ShrI Rama in their turn, had been rendered fit for the highest state; the sight of Bharata now finally rid them of the disease of transmigration.

[ Same thing is reiterated in Valmiki RamayaNa by Brahmarshi Valmiki:

Prince Rama liberating Ahalya from curse

यश्च रामं न पश्येत्तु यं च रामो न पश्यति ।
निन्दितः सर्वलोकेषु स्वात्माप्येनं विगर्हते ।।
[Valmiki RamayaNa 2.17.14]

भावार्थ:- जिसने श्री राम को नहीं देखा या जिसे भगवान श्री राम ने नहीं देखा , वह परम अभागा है और वह अभागा सभी लोको में अंत में निन्दित होता है, यहाँ तक कि उसकी आत्मा भी उसे धिक्कारती है अर्थात उसे हीं दोषी मानती है |

The one who does not see Shri Rama and the one whom Shri Rama doesn’t see, that unfortunate one is blamed and ridiculed in all the worlds and by all the people and (to the extent that) that person’s own self blames him of it.

So Vedavatara-RamayaNa says only Rama can bestow the supreme fortune, the highest abode, the supreme liberation to all souls. Without grace of Rama, no one can be successful.

BrahmA says in Valmiki RamayaNa:

अमोघं दर्शनं राम न च मोघः स्तवस्तव । [Valmiki RamayaNa 6.117.31A]

भावार्थ:- हे प्रभु श्री राम ! आपका दर्शन अमोघ है, आपकी प्रशंसा में की गई स्तुति कभी निष्फल नहीं जाती |

Oh! Lord Rama, Your blessed sights on devotees are supremely supreme and infallible. The songs in praise of you never go invain. ]

यह बड़ि बात भरत कइ नाहीं। सुमिरत जिनहि रामु मन माहीं॥
बारक राम कहत जग जेऊ। होत तरन तारन नर तेऊ॥
(रामचरितमानस, अयोध्याकाण्ड 217.2)

भावार्थ:- भरतजी के लिए यह कोई बड़ी बात नहीं है, जिन्हें श्री रामजी स्वयं अपने मन में स्मरण करते रहते हैं। जगत्‌ में जो भी मनुष्य एक बार 'राम' कह लेते हैं, वे भी तरने-तारने वाले हो जाते हैं |

This was no great thing for Bharata, whom Shri RŒama ever cherished in His heart. “Even they who utter the name of RaŒma only once in this world not only reach the other shore themselves but are also able to take others across.



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Revelation of the mystery of all Vedic-Scriptures

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One Śrī Rāma Naam equals to Billion times repition of any other Mantra

Is any other name of lord camparable to Śrī Rāma Naam?

Declaration for this Kaliyuga

Only Ram Naam is Param-Mantra (Mantra-Raj)!!!

Even Lord Krishna chants Śrī Rāma Naam!!!

How and why to chant Rāma Naam?

The greatest savior: Śrī Rāma Naam

All glories to Shri Rama Naam!!!

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