Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj explained that in this age, sankirtan or congregational chanting of the divine names, forms, qualities, pastimes, abodes and associates of God is the only means of attaining Him. Shri Maharaj Ji then revealed that the most integral part of sankirtan is rupadhyana, the loving remembrance of the Lord, sung with humility and selflessly for His pleasure. In fact, Shri Maharaj Ji went to the extent of saying that without practicing rupadhyana, sankirtan is like a body without a soul.
So what is rupadhyana and how should one practice? What are the things that will help us develop a live visual image of the Lord in the 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 many more important questions about how and why we should correctly engage in meditation, and the indispensability of rupadhyana, are all explained and resolved.