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Title: Blogging again

User: Matus  Date: 2007-06-07 17:23:33


Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!


Chanting was nice today in the afternoon. Chanted in my room, in a silent and undisturbed atmosphere, so my concentration on the sound vibration was good and steady. i was also trying to visualize the Form of Lord Gaura-Krishna within my mind, which could be done quite nicely and thereby increased the satisfaction derived from chanting. As Gurudeva told: Meditative chanting is much more powerful than simple mechanical repetition of the Holy Names. i should try my best to  improve the meditative approach of my chanting. While chanting sometimes Lord Gaura and sometimes Lord Krishna appeared in my remembrance looking the same just different in color. Thus i could get some slight feeling of the eternal unconceivable truth of non-difference (and at the same time difference) of the identity of Lord Gauranga-Krishna.

Did some reading too thereafter. Started chapter 9 from Chaitanya Bhagavata (Adi-lila), were Lord Nityananda's Extensive Glories and Pastimes are described. Oh how sweet and magnanimous Lord Nityananda, His Holy Name and Pastimes are! It is being confirmed to me again and again, that Lord Nityananda and His Holy Name is always there for the conditioned fallen souls of Kali Yuga, ready to anytime engage them in service and give them shelter at His and Lord Gaurahari's Lotus Feet. Jaya Nityananda-Baladeva!


Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!


Title: Re: Blogging again

User: Nava Gauranga dasa  Date: 2007-06-08 03:58:44


Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krsna!

Dear Matus Prabhu, please accept my simple obiesances.

Jaya Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga.


Thanks for sharing about your developing Naam bhajan with us. It is always nice to hear such things. I have not touched base with you for a while, so I thought replying to your blog would be a good way to do that. 


I found a wonderful treasure in NITAI Veda. The Nityananda Gauranga daily pastimes book. It elaborates on the eight phases of the day in Mahaprabhu's eternal lila. I have found that reading a verse and then meditating on that verse is extremely nurturing for devotional sentiment.


For example, the other night I read one verse of about five lines long. And meditated on this one paragraph for the full quota of rounds. Rather than moving onto different meditations. In this way this verse unfolded and deepened with the eyes of the heart.


Another book which talks of 'rasayana - nurturing bhakti' in jaap is....'The Art of Chanting Hare Krsna by Mahanidhi Swami'. This book is worth tracking down. Iskcon bookshops sell it.


Maybe in time we can start a little forum at about our Naam Bhajan and its development. In this way we may be able to read each others realizations and encourage each other in practice. This would be nice. So thank you for sharing your article, much appreciated Prabhu.


                                                    aspiring service...Nava