Namasmaran means remembering the name of Almighty,
God; actually implies true Self. It is accepted and practiced
in most religions in different forms. It has the potential to
help rise and blossom every practitioner to cosmic
and universal unity.
The first thing is provisional acceptance of the concept.
Hostility or submission is not conducive to build conviction
based on sound foundation.
Read the books written on Namasmaran. This would give you
the idea about the simplicity of the process and also why
people start it and also give it up rather too quickly!
Select one place in your residence. Select a particular suitable
time when you are not tired. Sit is any suitable position. Start
remembering any name of God you are familiar with,
belongs to your tradition or religion, or simply you have
reverence about. Practice for about five minutes every day.
Continue without expecting anything miraculous. In fact
initially you experience restlessness and feeling of wastage of
time. This happens because we are used to think, feel and
move unknowingly and mechanically in response to external
and internal influences. Hence Namasmaran, during which
this thinking, feeling and moving activity is absent makes one
feel suffocated, empty or useless.
Gradually you will get over this phase and enter into the
realm free of the shackles of subjectivity, superficiality and
You will then feel like sharing your experiences selflessly with
others. You may happily do it but without discontinuing your
Namasmaran is simple, inexpensive, does not require any
gadgets, does not require any change in culture, does not
have any glamour and glitter, does not give any tangible
gains and hence usually quickly started but then also quickly
given up. Hence persist on Namasmaran irrespective of
anything --- because Namasmaran takes you beyond
everything tangible towards ultimate freedom.
Namasmaran is done quietly or by audible pronunciation of
Namasmaran can be done with or without a rosary.
Namasmaran can be done in any physical and physiological
condition and anywhere in any situation.
There is no restriction on anything or rather there is no
prerequisite for Namasmaran hence nothing [type of food,
alcohol, tobacco, race, religion, caste etc] come in the way of
starting the practice of Namasmaran.
Detractors of Namasmaran may humiliate or try to dissuade.
But through Namasmaran you would learn how to overcome
criticism and ridicule without getting perturbed.
The gains of Namasmaran are completely intangible. Hence it
is preferable not to preach anyone [though sharing is fine] or
insist any one about Namasmaran.
In the course of time you would get increasingly involved in
Namasmaran and begin to practice it for longer time and
whenever you get the opportunity. This is an improvement!
Later you would experience lack of hatred, lack prejudice,
lack of fear, lack of worries and greater and greater
There is no warning with respect to Namasmaran, which is
also called jaap or jap.
Sources and Citations
Namasmaran: Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar
Sahasranetra: Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar
Stress: Understanding and Management: Dr. Shriniwas
Conceptual Stress: Understanding and Management: Dr.