God's Name.

By Tukaram.

He who utters the Name of God while walking

gets the merit of a sacrifice at every step.

His body becomes a place of pilgrimage.

He who repeats God's name while working

always finds perfect peace.

He who utters the Name of God while eating

gets the merit of a fast

even though he has taken his meals.

Even if one were to give in charity

the whole earth encircled by the seas

it would not equal the merit of repeating the Name.

By the Power of the Name

one will know what cannot be known.

One will see what cannot be seen.

One will meet what cannot be met.

Tuka says,

Incalculable is the gain that comes

from repeating the Name of God.

Quoted in: Harvey, Andrew (Ed). (2001). Teachings of the Hindu Mystics. Boston, London: Shambala Publ., P.77.

Last updated: 2007/07/27.