About 150 margies and acaryas, has arrived to small village Ydrefors in Sweden from about 40 different countries. They came just for kiirtan, which started on 27 th Dec and is continuing until 1 st Jan morning.
What makes 150 people to arrive even from other side of the world to attend? It is very unique occasion, one really feels such a bliss, unity and harmony, which expands and ‘recharges the battery’ for one year forward. Everyone comes to feel the power of kiirtan, but besides individual benefit - singing the mantra is meant to attract positive microvita, which helps more widely human society to go forward in a spiritual path. Thus self development and service to humanity go hand in hand.
How Kiirtan works? Kiirtan dance is done with keeping on touching the floor with tips of big toes by turns, when it works similar fashion as zone therapy, namely relaxing the brain. Singing at same time mantra with ideation is uplifting. The universal mantra, Baba Nam Kevalam; love for all and everything - makes us to think that love, which should be also more our daily thought while dealing with the worldly objects. Love increases the more one thinks about it. One will become more loving. Even short kiirtan can be very beneficial.
Here you can see how to do kiirtan
Meditation after kiirtan becomes much more easy. If one has mental tension or problems one should do longer time kiirtan than meditation. I myself have changed mountains of negative worries and anxieties into positive loving feelings and even solved my problems during kiirtan. Baba Nam Kevalam mantra can be used also during meditation just by anybody, though one can get also individual mantra from acarya.
The live audio kiirtan from Sweden if you want to join, go to the channel and click the live kiirtan. I don’t put the straight link here, because it is changing sometimes, this is the channel... update 3.1 the kiirtan videos are obviously under editing process and will be posted here, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc7dZF0xSvNhu-CTlhNSRJQ
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Shrii Shrii Anandamurti about kiirtan
This collective movement (kiirtan) will benefit both the individuals and the collectivity. This synthetic movement towards the Supreme One will surely reduce the degree of complexity in the society today. These days many psychic diseases have appeared as a result of this mental complexity. Many people are committing suicides etc.
The human brain is limited, and its nerve cells also have a limited capacity: they cannot tolerate these growing complexities. Kiirtan brings joy to human beings both individually and collectively; it leads them on the path of welfare and frees them from all these complexities. It removes all the diseases of the intellect.
When people, due to psychic complexities, cannot find the solution to their difficulties and they are at a loss what to do, if they do kiirtan wholeheartedly for a while, their psychic complexities will be removed and they will easily seize upon the solution to their problems. Thus if you have even only one minute’s time, do kiirtan for one minute. If one thousand people assemble together, then also they can do kiirtan.
I have already said, and I repeat it again, that now the time has come to manifest the glory of kiirtan. And I also want to say further that those who wish to attain spiritual progress in their sadhana will have to do more and more kiirtan. By kiirtan, the mind becomes pure, and with this pure mind, one can do sadhana; you will surely attain spiritual progress. And because of your spiritual progress, you will come closer and closer to the Supreme Consciousness, you will come in contact with His psychic waves. And in that state you will be able to render still better service to human beings, animals and plants.
Those who are devotees they will never be afraid of work. They will do maximum work. One should be as humble as the grass and as tolerant as the trees, one should give respect to those whom no one respects, and always do kiirtan to the Lord.
The Supreme Entity lies covert in the small “I” feeling of all living creatures. So He is not far from anything; rather, He is the very “I” of each and every microcosm. With this idea or feeling in mind, spiritual aspirants should start their spiritual practice. To be ensconced in this supreme idea is the culminating point of all sadhana.
When kiirtana was first invented, the psycho-philosophy behind it was this: at the time of kiirtana, the vocal cord sings, the ears hear, and the hands and feet dance, and thus all the organs are kept preoccupied with the divine. Kiirtana is therefore most beneficial as it keeps all the organs fully engaged in a spiritual pursuit. A remarkable science lies in kiirtana.
Kiirtan purifies the mind. ‘Where my devotees are engaged in kiirtan, I reside there’.
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