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Taste in Hare Krishna Mahamantra Japa
Crossing anartha nivritti in Harinam to get ruchi.
Taste in Hare Krishna Mahamantra Japa and Crossing Anartha Nivritti in Harinam to get Ruchi
(Duration: 9 Min 30 Sec)
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare! Harinam ruchi is the most essential part of our bhajan because till we have ruchi, we can not cross the stage of anarth nivriti and without crossing anarth nivriti we will not get ruchi. So its like a cycle, we want to chant while remembering the transcendental meaning of every name of the Hare Krishna mahamantra but still it is not revealing itself to us.
na bhaved grahyam indriyaih
sevonmukhe hi jihvadau
svayam eva sphuraty adah
([Cc. Madhya 17.136])
When we serve the name then the name will reveal it but we need to serve the name offenselessly, purely. If we chant Harinam with ruchi or relish then we can easily chant more than 16 rounds, we wont feel like stopping even if we reach 64 rounds of the Hare Krishna mahamanta. So the whole point is how do we chant with ruchi or taste?
That ruchi comes from someone who has that ruchi and the supreme personification of that ruchi is Nitai chand. He is relishing the name at every moment hari-nāmera mālā gānthi dila jane jane (bhajan: Jaya Jaya Nityananda Rohini Kumara). He strung the garland of Harinam with His own hands, His own tears with the flowers of His own love and He is giving that offenseless Harinam to every soul. So it is very easy. Shrila Prabhupad says just touch Nitai and you will become happy, you will become qualified to chant Harinam. So its very easy, before chanting the Hare Krishna mahamantra, simply raise your finger. This finger which is rejected by everyone because of our ego, our fault finding mentality, this stands for vaishnav appradh. So simply raise this finger and offer it to Nitai by writing Nitai’s name in the air and closing your eyes and focusing on every stroke. There are totally 10 strokes in Nitai’s name and they remove all our 10 offenses in Hare Krishna mahamantra. This process is known as Nitai nam dhyan or Nitai vayulekhan or Nitai airwriting or Nitai meditation. Whatever you want to call it. Its extremely powerful. Just 5-10 min before chanting Harinam, try to think of the syllables of Nitai nam by writing in the air.
When you write in the air then you are forced to remember them in your mind and they remove our offensive mentality, they scrub our heart and mind of our envy to the Lord and His devotees and they make us humble like Nitai was humble, akrodha paramānanda nityānanda rāya. He would fall down at the feet of the conditioned souls in a flash. He would not even think twice about it. He did not even think when Madhai was going to hit Him again. So real humility is Nitai and when you touch Nitai just for 5-10 minute before Harinam. You will get goosebumps of bliss. It is one of the ways to make Harinam offenseless, the other way is to chant 64 rounds of Harinam constantly. So try it out. Do Nitai nam dhyan for 5-10 min, then chant panchatattva mantra and then start chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. And you will see that you will be able to relish the taste in Harinam and the Harinam will reveal to you more faster because of Nitai’s mercy because of touching Nitai with your finger, your whole body, your tongue has become offenseless. the air also, when you write in the air, the air touches you. The air from Nitai nam and Krishna never leaves that person who is touched by the air from Nitai’s form or Nitai’s nam according to Caitanya Bhagvat. So try it out! Our Mahamantra will inundate you and you will get glimpse of what Nitai is relishing in Hare Krishna Mahamantra.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Thankyou very much. Jay Guruparampara! Jay Prabhupad! Dandavat pranams to all the listeners. Haribol! Jay Jay Shri Radhe Shyam!
(Transcription: “Taste in Hare Krishna Mahamantra Japa and Crossing Anartha Nivritti in Harinam to get Ruchi”, By Srila Nitaipreshthji, October 17, 2016)
Should we just hear the Hare Krishna mahamantra during Japa?
Name, Form, Pastimes, and Qualities in the Hare Krishna mahamantra.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare! The most common question asked to me is that we are just told to hear the Hare Krishna mahamantra and not think of anything, just hear the sound and then one will progress. But the thing is if we are not eager to relish the meaning of the Nam Prabhu then how will the nam reveal Himself? The nam reveal Himself to those who are eager to relish the meaning of every syllable, every name, then the name reciprocates.
There is a barrier between us and Harinam because of 10 offenses krishna nam kare aparadhera vichar, na hoi premera vikaar. Krishna nam does consider offenses, so what is the way where we can break down the curtain between us and Harinam and relish the full sunshine of Harinam? The only personality who can help us is Nitai. Nityananda name ninda yaya ksaya, even the severest appradha of criticizing devotees is removed by Nitai nam according to Caitanya Bhagavat. So if someone wants Harinam to reveal not only the form of Krishna but also the qualities, the 64 qualities of Krishna and ultimately the pastimes of Radha and Krishna, then there are many ways to be offenseless, one very easy way I would like to tell you, its very simple, before chanting Harinam, for just 5-10 minutes just lift your finger and write Nitai nam in the air and visualize every stroke of Nitai nam very deeply.
Vishwanath Chrakavati says in Mantrartha Dipika that if the syllable of the name will not reveal themselves then you will never understand the meaning of the name. If you wont understand the meaning of the name then how will the form, qualities and pastimes be revealed from the name? So everything should start from the syllables of the name. And the most merciful syllable of Nitai nam will help to remove all the barriers which are obstructing you from Harinam and you will find yourself as an eternal associate of Radha and Krishna. So just do this only 5-10min. Just take your finger in the air and just write it very slowly and big size so that you can, I will show you by going back. Write very slowly and write in very big size like this, slowly, the sequence of writing is shown and you just have to remember the 10 strokes and their sequence, that’s all. Atleast one can attempt to remember the most merciful name of most merciful Lord Nitai and touch Him, purify our false ego before chanting Harinam. Who can not do it? Just 5 or 10 min. Just write slowly and dive. Have faith that you are touching Nitai Himself because the Akshar parabrahm are the same as the shabd parabrahm, the sound form and the syllable form of the Lord are same and they are equal to the actual form of the Lord.
Nam Akshars have been praised by all the acharyas. Whatever is revealed, let it come in your heart by the mercy of Nitai nam. Just 5 or 10 min. There is no need to count. Main thing is to write slowly and remember each stroke minutely, see every stroke and then when you sit to chant Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, then you will simply be astonished. You will slowly be able to get so much ruchi in Hare Krishna mahamatra by your touch of Nitai nam. It is one of the means, I am not saying it’s the only means. One can chant 64 rounds of Hare Krishna mahamatra, one an reside in a very merciful dham and worship Tulasi Maharani and associate and chant in the association of advanced vaishnavas, nam parayan rasik vaishnavas so all these things are there but along with them, the simple process of Nitai nam dhyan. Its very simple. Nam dhyan, dhyan means meditation, visualization. dhyan samoh isah. Japa is ultimately, the result of japa is dhyan according to Hari Bhakti Vilas, dhyan samoh isa. So if we can not remember the orignal form of Shyamsundar let us meditate on the syllable form of the most merciful name of Nitai, the appradh bhanjan nam of Nitai. Just 5-10 min and you will be astonished on the result. Nitai accepts very little and gives so much to us. hari-nāmera mālā gānthi dila jane jane. He gives us the shuddh nam. So Nitai nam dhyan is kind of a prayer to Nitai to please give me mercy so that I cant chant shuddh Harinam. It’s a simple prayer,meditation. So please try it before Harinam and by Nitai’s mercy you will feel so much attraction for Harinam, so much ruchi and so much bliss by the mercy of Nityananda.
Thankyou very much. Joy Nitai! Hare Krishna! Haribol! Jay Guruvarg! Jay Shrila Prabhupad! Jay Gurudev My humble dandavat pranam to all the listeners of this video. Thankyou very much. Hare Krishna.
(Transcription: “Should we just hear the Hare Krishna mahamantra during Japa?
Name, Form, Pastimes, and Qualities in the Hare Krishna mahamantra”, By Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj, October 17, 2016)
Inattentive chanting of the Hare Krishna mahamantra
How to do Harinam japa with absorption?
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare. Prabhupada said that 99% of our advancement is dependent on our chanting of Harinam and 1% is on other things. It is confirmed in Harinam Chintamani By Haridas Thakur and Bhakti Vinod Thakur that
yāba yata nāme rati se tata vaiṣṇava |vaiṣṇavera krama ei mate anubhava ||64||
(Harinam chintamani Chapter 4 verse 64)
To the extent one has taste in Harinam to that extent one is Vaisnava, devotee.
How do you recognize an advance devotee?
An advance devotee has advanced attraction for Harinam, ruchi, taste for Harinam. Everytime that devotee gets a chance to chant Harinam that devotee will feel bliss. Let me do it!!
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare HareHare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare
So, if everything is dependent,based on Harinam then we have to focus on how to improve the quality of our Harinam especially our inattentive chanting that is the mother of all offenses. If we don’t chant then it is a small offence but if we chant and don’t pay attention to Nam, we are inviting the Lord and at the same time we are disrespecting Him better not to invite Him in the first place.
So how to overcome this inattentiveness? this a very common question
This inattentiveness can’t be overcome by any mechanical means, it can only be overcome by mercyand that mercy is the mercy of Doyal Nitai. Doyal means merciful. Doyal Nitai is merciful to those who touch Him, to remember Him before chanting Harinam, beg His mercy. So one of the ways, there are many different ways to gradually increase our smaran, remembrance during Harinam. The one way I would like to tell you is the Nitai Nam Dhyan. Simple meditation which you can try this for 5 or 10 mins before chanting Harinam.
Just take your finger and just write slowly in big size Nitai Nam the 10 strokes, devanagiri strokes of the Nitai nam just write in the air slowly but surely focus on every single line which you are writing. Write in big size that you can focus very minutely on every inch of each stroke every cm, every mm of each stroke. Strokes are transcendental they are non-different from Nitai.
Finally the 9th stroke of ‘i’ which is like as if Shyasundar, Radha and Shyam embraced and they are standing 3 fold bending form with a ‘Flute’, the 10th stroke. So that way the touch of Nitai, the imprint which Nitai’s offenseless Name, merciful name will leave in your mind that imprint is like it prepares the mind for Harinam ceto-darpan-marjanam.
When you brush something you do it with your finger, you know rub something like cleaning the mirror so this also Vayulekhan, it prepares you with a small meditation on the Nam Akshar parabrahm. Gaur Kishore Das babaji used to say that just think of the syllables and let the syllables reveal the form to you while chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. Let the form comes spontaneously from the syllables, just focus on the syllables. Every part of the syallables.
So Nitai’s naam syllables are only 10 and then we have 10 offenses, it removes the 10 offenses. This is very simple just 5 or 10 minute meditation. If these 5 or 10 mins are going to improve, vastly improve the quality of your rememberance of the Name, Form, Qualities and Pastimes while chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra then why can’t we try it, just try it and see.
There are many scriptural proof for Nitai Namdhyan which is also called as Vayulekhan which i will present in the next videos. But ultimate proof is our own experience.
Ihaana vaataas laagibeka jaara gaaya ।taahaareo krishna naachaadibe sarvathaaya ।।
(Chaitanya Bhagavat, Madhya Khanda 12.58 )
name nityananda tumi, rupe nityananda; ei tumi nityananda rama murttimanta.(Chaitanya-bhagavata, Madhya-khanda 12.18)
The name of Nitai is full with bliss and it makes us qualified for Harinam.
‘gaurāńga’ bolite habe pulaka-śarīra’hari hari’ bolite nayane ba’ be nīra
So Nitai nam will make us qualified both for Gaur Nam and Harinam. It has helped me to relish Harinam in japa and kirtan and even kirtan is filled with so so much infinite remeberance. I am just sharing it, I don’t have any ulterior motive or expectations from all of you for sharing this simple technique of Nitai Namdhyan, simple Meditation, you can try it yourself. Prabhupada says if someone simply touhes Nityananda in some way or other one will become eternally happy and with that happiness one will chant Harinam then Harinam will reveal to the chanter. So try it out.
Thank you so much for listening to my humble prayer. Hare Krishna ! Jai Guru prampara ! Jai shrila prabhupada ! Jai Gurudeva ! My humble prostrated obesiances dandvats to the lotus feet of all the listeners of this video. This is Kartik Month so i will end with Jay Jay Shri Radhey Shyam Sabko Mile Radha Kund Dham.
(Transcription: Inattentive chanting of the Hare Krishna mahamantraHow to do Harinam japa with absorption? By Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj, October 17, 2016)