Practice Namasmaran Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar
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 consciousness and universal unity. Steps 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 pettiness. You will then feel like sharing your experiences selflessly with others. You may happily do it but without discontinuing your Namasmaran. 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. Tips Namasmaran is done quietly or by audible pronunciation of the name.
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 buoyancy.
Warning 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 Kashalikar Conceptual Stress: Understanding and Management: Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar.