How does chanting work to purify our mind?
Establishing the Devotion Centre
If you have read the article about how impressions in our sub-conscious mind influence our actions, you will understand that only by overcoming negative impressions can we live better lives.
Just as we remove a thorn embedded in our foot or hand with a needle, so also we create a new impression to remove the defective ones. This powerful new impression is known as the devotion centre.
Any repeated thought or action forms an impression that if reinforced becomes a centre. This is similar to how a footpath is created in a field. Only if one were to walk in a grassy field repeatedly would a footpath be created.
This is the same principle used to create the devotion centre. We chant the Name of God according to the religion of our birth.