And there’s one of all activities that we can do to please the Supreme Lord in His system of life. He openly declares, «The one thing above all other things you can do is these meditations, mantra meditation. Hearing and repeating this transcendental sound.» Sometimes it’s called yoga sound, sound that unites us with the Supreme. And again, it’s so easy; you saw it at the beginning, it’s very easy. So easy, yet so dynamic, so powerful, so complete. Add it to your life and you’re moving in this direction of ultimate perfection. You’re actually fulfilling the purpose of the human form of life to follow this plan.
So that’s a very general presentation of yoga. There’re all kinds of details but the details are not the main thing. The main thing is to understand the big picture.
There’re a lot of opportunities for those who may be interested. The problem is: in our chaotic world today there’s very little interest in this. By nature of soul, it’s very interested in it, but we’ve been contaminated, covered up. See, when you have a disease, you’re not very interested in a lot of things that you used to be. The interest has been covered. So in our diseased condition we are not very interested in what’s actually good for us. But as in our material physical disease, we can get well, and the interest comes back. So it is. When we get spiritually well, the interest increases, and our enthusiasm to hear and apply becomes very, very big.
We are going to have one more meditation. This meditation will be with different mantras. The mantras:
GOPALA GOVINDA RAMA
As before we are going to practice saying that. First I will say the mantra, then everyone can respond. Everybody ready?
GOPALA GOVINDA RAMA
All right. The process you already know. It’s called singing. Everybody knows how to sing. So we’re going to sing these mantras. Don’t worry about the quality of your singing voice. Some people are a little abashed, «Oh, I don’t sing very good.» This is not a talent show. This is meditation. And all voices are beautiful when chanting mantras. I will play the guitar to make it a little easier for us. And it’ll be the same: I will chant and you’ll listen, and then you chant and I will listen. And I want to be able to hear something. I got a microphone, so I’m already ahead. So you have to chant a little louder so I can hear.
Relax, meditation needs to be relaxing. The yoga system is relaxing system; not take your seat around and do nothing, but you’re relaxed in the mind. Even if the body’s very busy doing something, when it’s done in devotion to the Supreme Lord, the mind is relaxed. So now in our meditation relax the body, relax the mind and meditate on the sound. We’ll have a nice time.