April 2015

Svadhyaya: The Recitation of Scriptural Texts

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Thank you for this posting. For the past few weeks, I have been dedicating time to studying Shri Vishnu Sahasranama in a study group, so I am happy to learn a little bit of its history. Over the years, I have come to reflect upon the beauty and majesty of this sacred text that illustrates so richly the immense nature of the divine. Each time I recite it, I feel as if I am in a protective embrace. I feel very close to my heart. The verses inspire me to continually contemplate the infinite nature of the divine.

a sevite in Shree Muktananda Ashram

Studying the translation of Shri Vishnu Sahasranama has been a great practice of svadhyaya for me. I've found the descriptions of the Lord imparted by Bhishma to be so moving and beautiful. Whenever I read these poetic words of wisdom, I find vivid and inspiring pictures being painted in my consciousness.
Thank you, Bhishma, for your great service of imparting the thousand names of Lord Vishnu to Yudhishthira. Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya!

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA