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From Dr Vikramaditya Narayan- SnShivpuri April 6 at 2:08am
Why should one chant the Name imparted by the Guru?
A. One does not understand which Name is best suited for one’s own spiritual progress. Only the Guru is capable of providing this guidance.
B. Chanting the Name of one’s favourite deity helps only to raise one’s sattvik nature. The Gurumantra however can take one upto …the unmanifest state (nirgun), that is beyond the three components (trigunatit).
C. The Gurumantra does not contain mere letters but has spiritual knowledge (dnyan), divine consciousness (chaitanya) and the Guru’s blessings. Hence spiritual progress is faster. This Name containing divine consciousness is called a sabija or a divine mantra. However, one has to practise Spirituality to obtain the ultimate result by chanting the sabija mantra.
D. Due to faith in the Guru, one chants the Gurumantra with greater faith than the mantra decided upon by oneself. Also when remembering the Guru one tends to chant the Name given by Him and thus one’s chanting increases.
E. When one chants the Name of one’s favourite deity at least some amount of ego accompanies it. On the contrary, when chanting the Name recommended by the Guru there is no ego.