They sing the names of god.
All of them.
The names of the gods unlock the shuttered spiritual rooms inside us. Each one a key to a different lock. And when you sing them you invoke them inside yourself. How did I not know this before?
Shiva, Ram, Krishna, Govinda, Gopala, Radhe, there are so many. Om is like a sledgehammer beating on the door. These names are lockpicks and keys and screwdrivers for taking your soul apart. They’re the vitamins of the soul, the balanced diet. How did I not know this? Or a better question: why doesn’t everyone know this? Because I did know it, sort of, I just didn’t have an explanation for it.