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Featured Do you believe chanting God's name is instant Good Karma ?

Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by Viccy, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Viccy

    Viccy New Member

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    I've not read this in the Holy books or anywhere, I just believe chanting God's name saves you and gives you good karma.
     
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    I think God already knowa his name and repeating it multiple times accomplishes nothing.
     
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  3. Conscious thoughts

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    Not sure chanting Gods name in it self remove sin and give what you called good karma, but praising God and showing our dedication to Gods message is very good for repaying our sins, God is forgiving.
     
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    I'm not sure the technicality of it, but I'd assume chanting his name brings some vibration in you and maybe that's a good connection between you and god: the connection of sound. So, it's less about repeating his name, and more about the importance and divinity of sound, no?

    Edit. I think karma wise, having good vibrations influence your behavior. Through your behavior, you can either act in according within your god or away from it.
     
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    No, I don't think chants by themselves create good karma*, but if these chants are used as a mantra, and the person meditates on taking more moral steps in their life, then that may lead to better karma based on their more compassionate words and actions.


    *I use "karma" in the context of "what goes around, comes around", although that's not always the case.
     
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  6. Vinayaka

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    For me it's names plural, not name. Most of the Hindu Gods have sets of names, of 108, or 1008. The first is called astottara, and the second sahasranama. Many pujas have the chanting of God's names as part of the ritual. i don't think it brings good karma per se, but it certainly can raise the vibration of the area where it's being heard.

    Here's an example:
     
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  7. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Chanting God's name is a form of meditation. Thus doing so aligns the person with their highest and best understanding of divinity and my thoughts, words and deeds will more and more reflect that understanding.

    It might not change karma from the past, but the future might be a different story.
     
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    Interesting. How long does it take to learn all those names?
     
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    Good priests have good memory, and can chant for hours without repetition. Most priests, if doing a longer one, use a book. In family lineages of priests, they will start out at age 4 or 5, and that's all they do. I would guess it would take a few days to memorise 108, if you worked at it constantly, longer if not. There are all kinds of chants to memorise. Sri Rudram, for example takes about 20 minutes to recite, and I'm guessing a few million people know it by heart.

    We had a guest priest here once for a special ceremony who could recite enough stuff that would take a week, 24 hours straight, without repetition.

    The record for pi is around 17000 digits. That took 17 hours.
     
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    Throughout human history, so-called "believers" have done acts of unspeakable barbarity while chanting out God's name.

    Chanting his name means nothing. You need purity of heart, mind, body and spirit, and infused the spirit of God and His Message in your heart, and let your heart do the chanting, with your tongue acting only as an output.
     
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  11. stvdv

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    You are right. Nothing more is needed (of spiritual sadhana in Kali Yuga)
    Namasmarana, chanting God's Name, is the prescription in Kali Yuga to reach God. As simple as that. Any Name of God that feels good to you
     
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    I’ll give it a try. What’s his name?
     
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    It’s found at Psalms 83:18.



    (Hehe)
     
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    Chanting God's name would be pretty awkward when I don't worship that god. It's also pretty strange to think about worshipers of that god caring about karma since that's a concept from Eastern religions. I guess there are probably syncretic religions that blend worship of this Western monotheist god with belief in reincarnation and karma? Not part of my traditions, at any rate.
     
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    It is not often that I laugh aloud at this forum, but that did it. Pure class Salix,
     
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    apparently we already chant the name with every breath we take, since that is the basis for the names origin, the very essence of life which was breathed in to make us living beings and when it leaves we return to the dirt
    how does one name the breath which is our life.
     
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    Goodness gracious
     
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    Chanting and repetition was an ancient human healing theme, to re train the mind after it was irradiated and became depraved. Due to scientific Temple and Pyramid sciences.

    New Temples with sound resounding building conditions enabled the human self to stand within a resounding feed back condition.....that tried to re train the mind in its chemical disturbances as the radiation effect.

    Placating and practising the routine took the human thinking away from their inability to control their behaviours, why healing Temples and churches became a civilization and law status of human control as a medical advice of the Healers. What it was implemented for....to try to control and retrain the brain to not wander into irrational thinking patterns.

    As it was successful, for human behaviour obtained an ability to own self control, then it was proven to be a scientific success. Why science today should realise why science implemented these healing buildings their own selves instead of ignoring real history.

    Why you can look at any form of chanting words, and it have the same effect without the actual word/name owning any theme power. The power is always in the training of the self conscious human realisation....as all stories are told by and in their owned human experiences.
     
  20. Salty Booger

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    There is a belief that chanting brings about change. "Om Mani Padme Hum" is a popular one. I believe it is recited 108 times, which is why Mala Beads have 108 beads.

    Om Mani Padme Hum/Wiki

    Mala Beads/Gaia
     
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