Once when a student asked me if it helps write letters to God, I said, “Of course it does”. He then enquired, “Do you also write letters to God and to your guru?” I honestly confessed, “I am not as much of a writer as I am a prayerer. I love to pray.” Whether it’s writing a letter to God or talking to Him, a heartfelt prayer always helps us connect to God more intimately.
I then reflected on an incident when as a seven year old, Danny, a friend in the neighborhood filled my heart with fear, and I was .
The Hare Krishna meditation helps the Bhakti Yogi see his own mind. As we sit down to chant, the devotee offers prayers to God and sermons his mind to cooperate for the next few minutes that he resolves to chant. However no soon does the chanter begin his session, the mind goes on a world tour, initially surveying the room, and then carrying us to our childhood, and then planning for the future- living all experiences except the present. That’s human mind- the enigma for the Bhakti Yogi.
The yoga science teaches the art of observing the mind and gently prodding ... .