Dhanurdhara Swami October 15th, 2006
October 15, 2006
Attended Maha Nidhi Swami’s class on bhajan rahasya-two questions and a side point:
Question: How is japa also seva?
Maharaja: Seva means to please the object of love. Krishna is most pleased by prema (love). The more prema in the name the more seva in the japa.
Question: Which chanting is best, loud japa or silent japa?
Maharaja: That japa that gurudeva teaches us, for gurudeva knows best how to please Krishna.
As I am leaving a devotee, a good young sadhaka, asks how is my health.
“It’s good. Why do you ask?”
“I was sick this morning,” he replied. “ I couldn’t chant, but I had a realization. Better I develop faith in the holy name now. How will I develop it later when I am old and health becomes a problem?”
His realization struck me. “Thank you,” I replied. “It’s something I needed to hear.”