Using Mala to recite Ram Naam is a simple and easy method for getting the
mind accustomed to chanting Ram Naam. Mala is especially helpful in
bringing the attention back on Ram Naam when mind is distracted by the
delusion (Maya) that surrounds us. Mala is a vital part of doing Japa,
which is the repetition of a Mantra, such as Ram Naam. Mala may assist in
watching the breath, which eventually leads to oneís Spiritual Unfoldment.
One may say "Rama" with the incoming breath, and again say "Rama" with the
outgoing breath. This Japa of "Ram Naam", while watching the flow of
incoming and outgoing breath, has the power to help us Realize the Truth
of our Soulís Oneness with God.