Excerpts from the Nama-Ghosa: Nama-Anjaniya
Ajnāna āndhāre pariyā jivara Jnāna-patha bhoilā nāsa Nām-Anjaniyā vine ānamate Napāve Harira pāsa [Verse 234]
The jivas (beings) having fallen into the darkness of ignorance,
Their path of knowledge is lost.
Without the [help of the] Nām-Anjaniyā*,
They get not near to Hari through other means.
* The Nām-Anjaniyā refers to that Guru who helps the spiritual aspirant to “see” clearly by applying the “ointment” of the Lord's Name (Nāma) to his “eyes”, by “coloring his mind with devotion”. He removes all confusion from the mind of the aspirant and thus enables him to “see” clearly. Again, Nām is itself the Anjaniyā. The word Anjan has multiple meanings one of which is as follows: ‘an ointment for the eyes’, ‘collyrium.’ Anjan also means ‘that ability to seek the correct meaning of a word, a phrase or a sentence when multiple meanings are possible.’ Thus, the Nām-Anjaniyā separates the chaff from the grain and helps one ‘see’ clearly.
Rāma, Krishna, Rāma, Krishna, Rāma Krishna,
Rāma Krishna, Rāma Hari casting off laziness
Utter Hari thus with one-pointed mind.
Cease not uttering in thy mouth always the Name of Hari
In the assembly of the saints.
Then and then only will thy fickle and wicked mind shall come to be one-pointed.
Utter Rāma, Hari, Gopāla, Govinda,
Mukunda, Yadu, Murāri He is the Eternal Unstained One (Niranjana),
By a single Name of Whom, the troubles of the world can be overcome.
Chant and listen, O brother! To the Names of Rāma, Krishna, Hari.
Do not think of doing wrong even in the mind.
Always keep in sight the agent of the god of death
together with the fourteen witnesses.