How Chanting is a Service and Glorification of the Lord

ASK BVKS | October 31, 2013 |

English; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Question:

I have been wondering,

(1) Why chanting the name of the Lord is considered to be service. How are you serving the Lord by just chanting His name?

(2) Why chanting the name of the Lord is considered to be glorification of Him. When are we glorifying him while chanting?

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