“Rama” or “Narayana” which to chant ?
In Vishnu Sahasranama
1.Lord Krishna says
.Artha vishanna , sidhilascha Bheethaa , (From Vishnu Sahasranama)
Vyadhishu , Goreshu cha varthamana,
Narayana sangitha Sabdha mathram,
Vimuktha dukho , Sukhino Bhavanthu
He who is worried.
He who is afraid,
He who is fearing catastrophe,
He who is diseased,
He who has received bad news,
When he sings out to "Narayana
He gets rid of all his sorrows.
2. Shiva says
Sri Rama Rama ramethi reme rame manorame,
Sahasra nama thathulyam rama nama varanane
Hey beautiful one,
I play with Rama always,
By chanting Rama Rama and Rama,
Hey lady with a beautiful face,
Chanting of the name Rama ,
Is same as the thousand names.
Though both names are equally great, Which should we chant ?