Tajjapastadarthabhavanam Translation- One should chant the name with divine sentiments while meditating on the meaning So he tells us, that we must chant the name of God. But that is not enough. We could be chanting it mechanically that will have no value See even a parrot can be taught to chant “Krishna Krishna” I have been to houses of devotees in India who have taught their parrots and mainas Hare Krishna Hare Rama, and the mainas say all kinds of interesting things Does it have any value? If you press the maina’s neck it will not say, Hare Krishna Hare Rama, it will say “Kooooo”. So along side with the chanting, we need to absorb the mind! Ultimately the mind is the cause of bondage and the mind is the cause of liberation. You all have heard this 100s of times Kripaluji Maharaj never fails to emphasize this point! That look you need to engage your mind. But Kripaluji Maharaj goes one step further. He says, not the sentiments Utilize the form as well. You they say that a picture is worth a 1000 words you all heard that right! So the power of pictures! Now if I say remember your child Do you remember your child’s name or do remember your child’s picture? Picture! That is how you remember entities, that is how your remember people! If I say remember your car do you remember Toyota or Mercedes or do you remember the picture of your car? When you have parked your car in that parking lot and you’re going by you’re measuring every car against the picture in your mind. Ahh there it is! So we all think in terms of pictures! They are far deeper and meaningful to us. Realizing this people they utilize the power of visualization. You know in the sports field they have always known it. The most successful golfer in history Jack Nicklaus he said that I never hit a shot without first visualizing the ball falling into the whole. Because when I keep that image deeply embedded in me then automatically my physical, mental, intellectual processes they conform to enable the ball to fall there. I was reading the the website of a sports psychologist called John Murray who has trained a number of Olympic medalists and Wimbledon winners etc.. so he was saying that before you serve that tennis ball he says you picture it falling in the place in the court where you wish it to fall and then you hit it. Another great example I came across of the power of the subconscious was of Natan Sharansky Natan Sharansky was a Jew who used to live in Russia, in communist Russia. So he was falsely accused of being a NATO spy. And he was put into a prison in Siberia He was there in prison for 12 years So how to pass time He started playing chess in his mind. He used to play chess since childhood. So he used to in him mind keep on playing with the World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov and keep defeating him in his mind. Until it sank so deep into his subconscious. So finally on the intervention of Bill Clinton he was released. So he went off to Israel. And once Gary Kasparov he came there for an exhibition match. So sometimes these world champions they take on 5 people at a time. So they play against 5 He happened to be one of those 5 and he defeated Gary Kasparov. So reporters asked him how did you defeat the world champion? He said I defeated him 1000s of times in my mind it came naturally to me. Arnold Schwarzenegger 5 times Mr. Universe. His testimonial is also very interesting. When he first won the prize he was asked that did it take you by surprise? He said no I had practiced it 1000s of times in my mind So it came naturally. So this power of the subconscious is so tremendous So people, they utilize it by giving them positive affirmations. But Kripaluji Maharaj says use positive Images! See you make your New year resolutions. In terms of words right! Now you made it on 1’st January. What is it? I’m sure you have forgotten But if you were to visualize it It would be a totally different matter. If you were to visualize! I shall not take this drink. and make that picture strong in your mind, there is a far greater chance that you would remember it. I came across an experiment done in the Michigan State University Hospital, their ICU unit. So what they did was that patients who had come to the ICU when they are released from there they are given a set of instructions. Now one group out of this test sample, they were given written instructions & explained the 2nd group were given written plus visual instructions and explained and after 3 days the surveyors they rang up the people to find out how many of them remembered the instructions. So amongst the group that had got written instructions, only 6% remembered. And amongst the group that had got written plus visual instructions 43% remembered. That is the power of visualization. So in the same way when we take the name of God we wish to deeply absorb our mind in God, and what is the best way to do it? So Maharishi Patanjali says create the divine sentiments Kripaluji Maharaj says bring the image of God now create the divine sentiments. “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” He says all your spiritual sadhanas are like the body and visualization is like the life-air! You try it out if you wish to develop love for Radha Krishna just visualize their images and see how easy it becomes If you can do just this much that you close your eyes and bring their images in front, you have the basis for loving them..