Chapter V

Naam or the Name of God

What is Naam or the Name? It is easy to talk of Naam, but its real significance can only be learned from those who have realized it. There is no difference between the Name and the Named. He who obtains the Name realizes the Named One also. Those who have not been initiated into it are millions of miles away from it.

Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti says:

There is no difference between the Name and the Named. See the reflection of God in His Name.

The Name is all in all. Everything emanates from the Name. Those who do not know the Name or have not realized it know nothing. They come empty-handed into the world and like gamblers go away empty-handed wasting their wealth in this world. 

Kabir Sahib says: 

Blessed is the leper who bleeds from every pore but repeats the Name of the Lord, what is the use of a healthy body if one does not repeat the Name? 

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