The Practice of Naam is easy

Naam can be repeated without any formalities and without the use of the tongue. Children, the aged, and young men and women of all religions can practise it in all circumstances, for this Name is eternal.

Truth never grows old and the Name is never soiled. 

Sarang Var M3, 1248-9

No one becomes ill by practising it, nor is there any fear of experiencing any other difficulty. The practice of listening to the Divine Melody is indeed a joyful one. It involves a little effort but the reward is manifold. Without spending a farthing you are dyed deeply in the color of the Lord. What was obtained by the  ancient Rishis and Munis only after severe penances extending over hundreds of years is attained through the practice of the Shabd in a short period of time and without undergoing any physical discomfort. In the beginning, however, one has to retire to a secluded place within one's residence to carry out the practice daily and keep the company of Saints. But when one obtains access to the inner regions, the melody of Naam resounds all the time and under all conditions.

While sleeping, sitting, standing or lying, I remain in the same condition, says Kabir.

By the practice of listening to Naam, the soul never forgets the Lord. One obtains the benefit of Eqipoise. He sees the Lord present everywhere. All his acts are part of the Lord's worship. 

Kabir Sahib says in this connection:

Oh Saints, the Equipoise is blissful. Since the time the Master showered mercy upon me, my soul has not wandered. Wherever I go, it is going with Him. Whatever I do, it is His worship. Both home and outside are alike, and the feeling of otherness is gone. The Shabd is heard in the heart at all times, and my mind has given up its cravings. Walking, sleeping, sitting and standing, I am deep in spiritual trance. I close not my eyes nor my ears, nor do I give pain to my body. Yet I see my Lord with open eyes, and look at His beauteous form. Oh Kabir, this is the summum bonum of life; – beyond pain and pleasure. 


Beyond the ken of the Vedas and the scriptural texts; Yea, the Master of Nanak is manifest everywhere.

Asa M5, 397-7