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Sanata Kumara Samhita

Sanata-kumara-samhita explains the process of meditation on the Hare Krishna maha-mantra:

hare-krishnau dvir avrittau, krishna tadrik tatha hare;
hare rama tatha rama, tatha tadrig ghare manuh.

“In the maha-mantra, the words hare krishna are repeated twice, and then krishna and hare are both separately twice repeated. In the same way, hare rama, rama and hare are twice repeated.

hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare
hare rama hare rama, rama rama hare hare.

dhyayed vrindavane ramye, gopa-gobhir alankrite;
kadamba-padapa-cchaye yamuna-jala-shitale.

radhaya sahitam krishnam, vamshi-vadana-tat-param;
tribhanga-lalitam devam, bhaktanugraha-karakam.

(The meditation while chanting the maha-mantra is as follows) “Shri Krishna is sporting in the cooling waters of the Yamuna, or in the shade of a kadamba tree in the beautiful Vrindavana forest. He is ornamented (surrounded) by the cows and gopas, and is accompanied by Shri Radha. He is skillful at playing the flute as He stands in a charming tribhanga (three-fold bending at the neck, waist and knees) pose, bestowing mercy and kindness upon all the devotees (bhaktas).”