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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Almost thirty years since the publication of his first book on japa, Japa Reform Notebook, Satsvarupa dasa Goswami has produced yet another volume solely dedicated to the subject of the improving chanting of the holy names and is drawing from his experiences on the retreats in his bhajana-kutir in Delaware, when chanting extra number of rounds and rising early.
In his Fore Almost thirty years since the publication of his first book on japa, Japa Reform Notebook, Satsvarupa dasa Goswami has produced yet another volume solely dedicated to the subject of the improving chanting of the holy names and is drawing from his experiences on the retreats in his bhajana-kutir in Delaware, when chanting extra number of rounds and rising early. How could a senior devotee, revered as a renunciant and as an adept spiritual teacher, so openly communicate his own personal challenges in the practice of chanting Hare Krishna?
Yet others were enlivened to see that a frank discussion of the challenges to pure chanting was being aired As in the previous book, Goswami locates himself as both a student and a teacher, as one who continues to learn from his own guru and who aims to help others benefit from what he learns. In this book he asks readers to spend time with him as he questions the extent and depth of his own successes and the meaning of occasional apparent setbacks in practice as he takes one through a sustained personal meditation on the eight verses of the Siksastakam, Sri Caitanya's verses that encapsulate his teachings.
The author's testimony, daily routine of ceaseless spiritual prayer and meditation practice, is the transformative process of consciousness that the author is pursuing with rigorous discipline until the ultimate promise is fulfilled. The transcendental spiritual goal of attainment, or more precisely the direct experience of one's spiritual immortal Reality and eternal loving relationship with God, is possible in the 'here and now.
The author describes a path that is not without moments of great challenge and discouragement. In other words, the epic journey to full experiential realization of our ontological identity is a goal not easily attained, but irresistibly fascinating, and even if only partly achieved the satisfaction that a person experiences as a result of sincere endeavors on a spiritual path is inexpressible. The fortunate reader who willingly chooses to put into active daily practice the wisdom guidance offered will eventually progressively experience ineffable happiness, divine wisdom and immortal Love.
And this may happen, as we well know, only if the intellectual understanding is slowly integrated, shaped and finally transcended by an authentic spiritual experience. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. Published first published April 3rd More Details Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Japa Transformations , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
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Serving as a writer, poet, and artist, Satsvarupa dasa Goswami is the author of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's authorized biography, Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta.
Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, is one of the first few westerners ordained by Prabhupada in September He has been since established as a prolific Vaishnava writer and poet. While traveling, lecturing on Krishna consciousness, and instructing disciples worldwide, he published over hundred books including poems, memoirs, essays, novels, and studies based on the Vaishnava scriptures.
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