In today’s times the most effective way of progressing spiritually is chanting the Name of God according to the religion of our birth. We are born in that very religion which is most conducive to begin our spiritual practice. This forms the basic foundation for spiritual practice. Repeating the Name of God according to the religion of our birth also enables us to overcome destiny. In fact, spiritual practice helps us both in this world and the world after we die.
Let us look at a few examples of the Name of the God we should chant depending on the religion of our birth.
Which Name of God should one chant?
|Religion of Birth||Name of God to chant|
|Buddhist||Om Manipadme hum, Namo Buddhaya|
|Christian||Roman Catholic: Hail Mary Anglican and other Christian denominations: Lord Jesus|
|Hindu||The family deity’s Name or if one does not know the family deity then one needs to chant Shri Kuladevatayai Namaha.|
|Method of repeating (chanting) the family deity’s Name: Shri should prefix the Name of the family deity, the Name that follows should be in dative case (chaturthi pratyai) and should conclude with namaha.|
|For instance, if the family deity is:>Ganesh; then ‘Shri Ganeshaya namaha’>Bhavani; then ‘Shri Bhavanimatayai namaha’ or ‘Sri Bhavanidevyai namaha’|
|Islam||Ya allah, Allah hu Akbar, Rahim etc.|
|Jain||Navakar Mantra (Om Namo Arihantanam)|
|Jew||Jehovah, Yahweh, Adonai or one of the many Names of God as per Judaism|
|Sikh||Vahe Guru, Shri Vahe Guru, Sukhmani Saheb, Japaji Saheb|
|Zoroastrain||There are 101 Names. The seeker is asked to chant the Name corresponding to the number obtained in meditation.|