How Great Is His Name!

Swami Ramdas

Passages for Meditation

If you would have peace,
Seek it in His name.
If you want to see God,
Chant His holy name.
If you wish for freedom and joy,
Find it in His name.
If you aspire for life eternal,
On your tongue have His name.
Name is your path,
Name is your goal;
Name is the means,
Name is the end.
Name is the Truth,
Name is God.

Swami Ramdas (1884-1963) was a south Indian mystic, whose spiritual practice was based on repetition of the mantram. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthology, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.