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Hare Rama Rama Rama, Sita Rama Rama Rama

Devanagari script:

हरे राम राम राम | सीता राम राम राम


hare rāma rāma rāma, sītā rāma rāma rāma



hare: Variously interpreted. Can mean "hare" as the vocative form of Hari, a name of Vishnu (of whom Rama is an avatar or incarnation).

rām/rāma: An avatar, or incarnation, of Vishnu, the lord of the universe. Rama's story is told in the Ramayana, his wife is Sita, and he is known for his compassion and courage.

sītā: An avatar, or incarnation, of Lakshmi, Goddess of abundance. Lakshmi and Vishnu incarnate on earth as Sita and Rama. Sita is known for her devotion and purity, and is the central female character of the Ramayana.

"Sita and Rama are the queen and king of the universe, the earth and the sky, the individual reflection of the One and the One itself, the dual aspects of our one Spirit."  ~ Krishna Das

"The syllable Ram refers both to the deity known as Rama and the sound associated with the third chakra (manipura). When we chant that sound continuously it opens the energy of hara so that it floods the heart. The result of chanting Ram is thus overwhelming love and compassion for all beings and a feeling of being restored to your source of vibrancy and strength."  ~ Jo Ann Levitt

"I repeatedly bow down to the pleasing form of Rama, who destroys all dangers and bestows all benedictions."  ~ traditional prayer

"The repetition of the name is going to bring great benefit to people, to each person who is doing it, sooner or later, somehow. So it should be repeated as much as possible by anybody at any time. No limit. Driving, sleeping, making love, in the shower, in the bathroom, 'Ram Ram.' [laughing] Any time you can! Any time it comes to mind is the time to do it because that's the name surfacing from within."  ~ Krishna Das