Today the spiritual exercises are confined to listening to talks and not to practising the teachings. Listening has become a kind of disease. Merely after listening, people go about bragging that they know everything. This crazy boastfulness is deepening people’s ignorance. One should ruminate over what has been heard. After rumination, one should do Nididhyasana (put into practice the lessons). Only then there is the triple purity of thought, word and deed. Today people are content with mere listening to discourses. This will not lead to Realisation. The practice of Nama Likhita Japam (repeated writing of the Lord’s Name as a spiritual exercise) promotes harmony in thought, word and deed (first think of the Lord’s Name, then utter it and write). All these three processes should be carried out only with a pure heart.