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Title: Chanting is a bliss

User: Damodara Svarupa dasa      Date: 2006-10-05 16:42:31


Nityananda, Gauranga, Hare Krishna!


All glories to our Guru parampara. All glories to You, my dear Swamiji Gaurangapada. Please accept my humble obeisances.


I've been praying that all goes well with You, Swamiji. All is quiet and peaceful at this end as I have found my peace and pleasure in chanting my daily rounds. For the last few months, during chanting, my attention is drawn to the weird feeling of some kind of cold over my entire body, and I can see my hair standing upright. The moment I'm getting aware of these phenomena, I feel a kind of heart warming bliss and joy. I even had one occasion where teardrops rolled over my cheeks during chanting. I could not explain what was happening to me. Perhaps it is the mantras who are cleansing my soul. Now that I've listened to the NOD, I understand that all what I've been going through is only because of the special mercy of my Guru Maharaja and Shri Nityananda Prabhu.


This kind of feeling and realization arouses the eagerness to chant even more, and made me understand the proverb "Inner peace, outer rest". It seems I'm becoming more at peace now, as I'm humbly surrendering myself into the hands of Their Lordships.  So I pray that some day, I might become a good and pure devotee after all.


Yours in the service of the Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna,


Damodara Svarupa dasa