Poem for Jun 13

Japa Poem

How do I get to know You by chanting? You are nondifferent from Your Names; You are present in the sound vibration. So the more I chant with the desire to be with You, the closer I will come into Your association, and You will reveal Yourself to me. It is a little bewildering how just by uttering these brief syllables we can accomplish what even great, austere yogis and meditators cannot attain, but that is the prime benediction for this age as given by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He came to deliver the chanting of Hare Krishna imbued with the sentiment of pure love for You, as carried in Her heart by Your chief consort, Srimati Radharani.

(_Japa Transformations_)