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Season 3 - Episode 34

Nityananda Chant

15 min - Practice
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James leads us in a devotional and beautiful song and chant dedicated to Krishna and Vishnu.

See the attached .pdf document for a Chant Sheet to follow along with us.
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Welcome, everyone. We're going to begin with a song now. And this is also a song to Krishna, we might say it to Vishnu, it was Narayana. And the words to this one are Nithyananda, sachir Boys, suh-shir-hananda. Premaswarupa. Premaswarupa. Prem-ananda. Prem-ananda. Hari Hari Hari Om. Hari Hari Hari Om. Narayana. Narayana. Govinda Narayana. Govinda Narayana. Gopala Narayana. Gopala Narayana. Hari Hari Hari Om Narayana. Narayana. So some of these words we've already mentioned, we've already had Govinda and Gopala. We've already spoken about them as, this is the names of Krishna. Gopala meaning the cow.

Pala, the one who protects. Govinda, the one who can lead, who can bring together. So this is a song to Krishna or to Vishnu. Also is the name Narayana. Narayana basically means the one in whom the waters or the sap of existence all exists. So in other words, that which contains all the vitality of the universe, that which holds the consciousness. And we also have here the name Hari, the one who removes, who removes our difficulties.

And really relates to the power of consciousness to transform. And we'll hear more about this in the verses of the Gita. And then we also have Nityananda, Satchirananda, Premasvarupa, Premananda. This word Ananda, we've also mentioned that before, meaning that which is always full. So Nityananda, always blissful, always full of bliss.

The idea we're singing to our own essence. Satchirananda, it's real, it's true, it's existing. Chit, it's conscious and it's full. And Premasvarupa, Premananda. Premananda. It means love basically, but it's that loving presence. So it's the idea, and we'll probably see this in the Gita verses coming up soon as well.

That when you have that real power of love, the power of love is not a cliche. When you're really, really loving towards something, you're very, very present. And so that empowers you to then act perhaps more skillfully in that situation with greater facility. So Premasvarupa means having the essential form of love, which I would suggest is nothing other than presence. True presence.

And Premasvarupa, Premananda, the fullness that is experienced when one gives one's self-permission to actually be truly, fully present with that kind of loving awareness. Briefly, that's what the song is about. We could talk about these names or these words at great length. We could spend a couple of hours on every word. But for now, we're going to sing it together.

And the singing will also perhaps invite a felt experience of what the words are evoking or symbolizing and what they can then mean to us on a more direct, experiential, personal level. So we'll sing, call the response. That's all. Enjoy. Premasvarupa Satchitananda Nithyananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Satchitananda Satchitananda Nithyananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Satchitananda Nithyananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Nithyananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Nithyananda Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda Premasvarupa Satchitananda Satchitananda

Comments

Michaela F
Thank you, but I would appreciate somewhere written words of the chant..so I can chant and not just trying to guess what to chant..
Caroline S
Thank you James, I needed this one today!  Ah, the names...may you one day reveal the beauty of the names

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