press play to hear audioQuestion by Aatish : Regarding connecting everything to Krishna and on the other hand seeing everything as an illusion, I myself try to see through two extremes but I do not … more
When I speak of two aspects in chanting: The Offering and the Darsana.
-The OFFERING includes, our endeavor, attentive chanting, clear pronunciation, synchronizing the beads with the mantra and not skipping beads, chanting in a suitable place, after sufficient rest, in good association, trying to avoid the 10 offenses.
-The DARSANA includes hearing, appreciating that the name is Krsna,remembering while chanting that we are with Krsna face to face. This is even part of the practice of the beginner, thus the darsana element is not just for the advanced. Of course the advanced may have darsana on a deeper and more complete levels, but everyone gets the darsana of the lord while chanting, that is His kind mercy.
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