V.T.N.: After how many purashcaranas can I realize God ?

Babaji: It is not the number of japa but purity, concentration, bhava, feeling and one-pointedness of mind that helps the aspirant in the attainment of God-consciousness. You should not do the japa in a hurried manner, as a contractor tries to finish off work in a hurried way. You must do it with bhava, purity, one-pointedness of mind and single-minded devotion.

V.T.N.: How does japa burn the old vicious samskaras ?

Babaji: Just as fire has got the property of burning, so also the names of the Lord have got the property of burning the sins and the old vicious samskaras.