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Chanting - thinking Krishna

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:46 pm
by AReddy
Hare Krishna
PAMHO. AGSTP.

I was asked by one new devotee that do I need to think of Krishna while chanting. Then I said you should hear the holy name attentively while chanting. becasue Krishna's name and form are identical. That's what
I just want to make sure with you that my answer is acceptable.

Thank you
Haribol

Re: Chanting - thinking Krishna

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:54 pm
by vrk
Yes, you are right. A person need not extraneously endeavor to remember the form of Krishna while chanting. He simply needs to pronounce the Mahamantra properly and hear attentively. As the consciousness purifies, Krishna's form, His qualities and pastimes will be revealed by the Name. Then the devotee can actually see with inner eyes, the eyes of pure love, rather than imagine artificially.

Haribol !!

Re: Chanting - thinking Krishna

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:52 am
by vgopikrishna
Hari Bol.

Remember the 3P's while chanting (can't recollect which Maharaj said this)

P - Posture
Sit Properly.

P - Pronunciation
Be careful to clearly and distinctly pronounce the holy names.

P - Prayer
We must chant in the mood of Prayer.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.