Jai Nitai Dandvat Pranams Shrila Nitaipresthji Gurudeva, Does that mean we can chant while hearing to a pure devotees chanting at the same time and with the same speed ?
Yes, absolutely. The hearing will be a distraction to our chanting if the speeds of the our chanting and recording are different. But if we chant in unison with the recording, we are hearing our own chanting and also the recorded advanced chanting also, thus magnifying the power of the sound of the name and surcharing our own name with a pure devotee’s sound vibrations.
Just one more thing Shrila Gurudeva, isn’t it the sound on oneself helps one to advance (while chanting) or is it like one can advance more rapidly the way you told?
When we hear our own sounds, we advance to the maximum extent possible by our own sadhana efforts. But when we hear realized sound vibrations also, we instantly get the sukriti to advance to higher stages which were unimaginable to attain just by our own sound vibrations. This is the descending path or mercy, or the avaroha pantha.