Archive for March, 2011

Japa Thought

March 4th, 2011

February 26, 2011
Sri Vrindavana

Japa Thought

For me, good japa meditation boils down to inner necessity. How much do I need the holy name, not just from a platform of understanding, but from my heart?

What creates that feeling of need? It is humility only. The extent to which we humbly realize that our existence, sustenance, and even devotion rests beyond our power, is the extent to which we feel need, especially for the grace of the holy name.

How to get that humility? Well, one thing we can do is to admit the obvious: Everything beyond God's mercy is failing or will fail in time.

The foundation of everything in spiritual life is the humble mood. Without a deep sense of the need for God's mercy, real spiritual life does not begin and nama bhajan remains tasteless.