Excerpts from Japa Yoga by Swami Sivananda
The mere remembrance of Hari’s Name destroys all the accumulated sins of various births.
In this Kali Yuga, there exists only the Name of Hari, Hari, Hari. In this Kali Yuga there is no other means, no other way, and no other method for attaining salvation. Even the sins of the greatest sinners are brought to nothing by the utterance of Hari’s Name (Name of God). Not only this, but by doing so, we get eternal safety, Self-realisation and eternal happiness. This is the importance of Hari-Nama.