Roopdhyan is so important that without it you will not be able to quickly experience devotional bliss through chanting Shri Krishna's names, qualities, pastimes, and so on. When a devotee does not experience any special bliss, he will get tired of his devotional practice and finally stop. Roopdhyan is the only means to restrain the fickle mind. You should pay great attention to it ...
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj explains that in spirituality today, congregational chanting of the divine names, forms, qualities, pastimes, abodes and associates of God is the only means to attain Him. Kripalu Ji Maharaj defines this further to reveal that the most integral part of chanting is roopdhyan, loving remembrance of the Lord. In fact, Kripalu Ji goes to the extent of saying that without roopdhyan, chanting is as useless as a body without a soul. By giving devotion meaning, roopdhyan enables us to experience the genuine benefit of meditation.
How should one practice? What will help us form a live image of the Lord in our mind? Are there any rules about who or what that image should be, or how it should look? And how can what essentially begins as imagination become loving remembrance? All these and more important questions about regarding meditation and the indispensability of roopdhyan are resolved.
|Theme||Science of Meditation & Visualization, Short & Quick Reads, Philosophy / Tattvagyan, Roopdhyan|
|Author||Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj|
|Publisher||Radha Govind Samiti|