Brief Interlude: Mahamantra Meditation

हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण

For people like me, who have a tendency to get lost in the woods of faith and doubt, our Gaudiya Vaishnava dharma has a wonderful fallback position: Acintya-bhedābheda. Brahma-Paramatma-Bhagavan.

कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे

Brahman is satyam. Sat, existence. We are that. So take a deep, nasal breath. Sit down. Clear your head. Forget all the details that you are supposed to believe in and just be. Let becoming take care of itself. You are that peace, eternity and love.

हरे राम हरे राम

Brahman is oneness. Paramatman is difference. Bhagavan is inconceivable simultaneous oneness and difference.

Be Brahman. Pray to Paramatman. Be one with Bhagavan in love.

राम राम हरे हरे

Take a deep breath. Forget the details. The Holy Name has no content. It is pure being. It is prayer. It is being one with God in love. Take shelter of the Holy Name.

This is the essence. The rest is filler.

Jai Sri Radhe Shyam!


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