There’s a deep connection between the name and the named. The name brings to our mind the image of the person thought of and the more one thinks, the more consistent the impressions. Eg: When I say Flower, you immediately conceive a mental picture of the flower. This is the sole principle behind association.
The 1000 names of Lord Vishnu are meant to invoke a sense of bonding with the Lord, who’s the most intimate one, whether we recognize it or not. Yet how often and how deeply do we call out to him? The meanings of the names given out here will help in understanding the magnitude and depth of godhood.
Vishnu Sahasranama was taught by Bhisma lying on a bed of arrows to Yudhisthira. It brought joy and solace to both.
May it do the same to you as well.
About the Author:
H H Swami Chinmayananda Hailed as the second Swami Vivekananda of India called Pujya Gurudev by tens of thousands of loving Chinmaya Mission members, this son of India (1916-1993) has left a great legacy behind for fellow countrymen. He worked with tremendous energy and inspiration for more than four decades, spread the message of the Rishis (rsis), popularized Gita and Upanisads, and established many institutions.
The sprawling world-wide organization of Chinmaya Mission carries on the torch lit by this great saint. A great orator, writer, leader and patriot, Swami Chinmayanandaji was one of the finest representatives of Indian Spiritual Heritage.