Sunday, March 30, 2014
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March is our month for the study of Raja Yoga — this Prayer is discussed as a subject for meditation.
Chaitanya’s Prayer is recited every morning in the temples, convents and monasteries of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, at Ridgely, and in other Vedanta centers in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood interpreted the Prayer for English speakers. It brings Bhakti Yoga — devotional spiritual practice — and its results into sharp focus in about three minutes. The Prayer’s language is intense — it can be thought of as one of the most beautiful love songs ever chanted.
Chaitanya calls forth the heart’s bliss, instructs the mind in how to overcome obstacles, and, in the voice of the spiritually awakening heart and mind, speaks lovingly and directly to the Divine within.
Click here — Chaitanya’s Prayer – Notes & Quotes from the talk — to download a PDF of Br. Shankara’s notes and the quotes from this talk.