Nāma is Sanskrit for name. In this context its meaning is the creative power. Alternate meanings in the Granth Sahib include shabad (word), kirtan (melody). In Arabic it is kalama (kalam meaning "pen") "a" indicates something that's written by pen, in Chinese it means tao. Simran means repetition of, or meditation on, the name of the divine and is the principal method or tool which is meant to unite the soul with the Paramatman, Allah, or God.

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