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Title: Picture Meditation
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2005-02-05 17:40:52
Dear Swami Gaurangapada, Thank you for the uplifting message. I just finished my chanting for the day and was certainly blissful. This was the second day where I would do 10 rounds of Nityananda and then 40 rounds of Gauranga, then I chant the maha mantra 16 rounds at a time until I finish 64. I was doing 10 rounds each of Nityananda and Gauranga until I read in one of your articles that Nityananda said 4000 names of Gauranga was necessary to recieve his mercy. Thank you
for that information. I do take breaks to eat and listen to Shrimad Bhagavatam on MP3. Anyhow I was sitting down and chanting for my final 16 rounds about 2:30 in the afternoon. While I chant I play a tape of Shrila Prabhupada chanting at a moderate level to help me concentrate and I have a big picture of Lord Chaitanya dancing at the front of the car in the Ratha Yatra festival with Nityananda and his other associates.
All were mad in ecstasy and Lord Chaitanya and Nityananda had tears in their eyes and I just zoned in on how they gave every last bit of energy and exertion to help others simply by loving krishna so much, and I became surcharged with a feeling of thankfulness and gratitude that my voice started choking up and tears just pored profusely from my eyes. Every time I would go to chant again a surge of tears would come as I looked at Lord Chaitanya and Nityananda and I wept like a little baby, this lasted for about 15 minutes. Lord Chaitanya and Nityananda gave mercy to a worthless illusion fools like myself, who truly are low and worthless and I owe them everything. I can do nothing but give everything to Krishna. It was just too much for me, thinking how much they gave for the benefit of others, as I merged into their feeling of separation from Krishna. Thank you so much for your mercy and knowledge. – Jason, USA.