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Title: Japa Meditation Videos
User: Michael Lakey Date: 2006-08-26 04:42:22
Dear Swami Gaurangapada,
NITYANANDA ! GAURANGA ! HARE KRSNA !
Obeisances to you dear Swami. Only today I had a visualization that perhaps it might at some stage be very greatly beneficial if there were to be three new and prominent videos on the GAURANGAPADA website, involving three separate slideshows with audio background on two sound tracks each.
These would consist of the subject matters, consecutively, of LORD NITYANANDA, LORD GAURANGA and LORD KRISHNA.
The soundtracks to maybe consist of ( at lower volume) utterance of either Nityananda ( X 1000 ) Gauranga (X 1000) and the Hare Krishna Mantra ( 3 rounds) overlaid by louder commentary by yourself again on the imagery you decide to place on the respective slideshows to accompany each of the three (in reality ONE) Lords,
The number of repetitions of the Divine names on each of the slideshows corresponding to the basic first level of chanting ( 1080 Nityananda plus 1080 Gauranga plus one or four HK rounds daily ).
All this for us to follow out loud or under breath as we listen and watch as a daily ritual along with any extra chanting: to focus in on the Divine names, forms and pastimes of Nityananda, Gauranga and Lord Krishna.
Personally I have found it tremendously helpful to have images of their Lordships in front of me whilst chanting. How much more beneficial for us all would it be to have your commentary and chanting to go along with each day?!
It would also give each and every one an added impetus to log in every day to Gaurangapada.com as you may possibly suggest, to do their basic level chanting online along with you??
This would be so very nice!
In the past, many people have stolen my ideas and made money from them. Now I want you to steal some ideas from me - that to me would not induce bitterness but a feeling of great honour that I may be doing some very small service, through your very great work, to the world.
I hope this finds you in very good and uplifted spirits Swami - and thank you again for such inspiration to continue the chanting of NITYANANDA, GAURANGA and HARE KRISHNA combined.
I note the latest pictures of Blue Star employees in your Satsang, and I see clearly in their eyes that their hearts are deeply repentful and touched by the love you have for us unworthy wretched souls, by mercy of Lord Nityananda who accepts each one regardless.
NITYANANDA ! GAURANGA ! HARE KRISHNA!
Title: Re: Japa Meditation Videos
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-08-26 04:48:06
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Guru Parampara! :pranams: Pranams! and :bless: Blessings! Thankyou dear Michael, for your kind words and for your nice suggestion regarding the Japa Meditation videos. I very much like your idea of providing the devotees with a daily Japa video online which they chant together with. Let me get back to Puri Dhaam and then I can see what I can do. Will the audio commentary over the Japa audio not distract from the Japa Meditation? I will try to provide a few combinations so that devotees can choose which one to chant with. I hope you are doing well.
Title: Re: Japa Meditation Videos
User: Michael Lakey Date: 2006-08-26 07:51:39
Very dear Swami,
NITYANANDA! GAURANGA! HARE KRISHNA!
Obeisences to you.
Yes I think you are right about perhaps commentary being slightly distracting during chanting, I thought the same the day after posting the above - but then straight away thought came that on-screen subtitles of the places, names and pastimes associated with the images on the slideshow might be also good instead?
Hoping this finds you in good health and enlivened mood,
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!