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Season 2 - Episode 6

Gita: 2.1 - 2.10 Recitation

15 min - Practice


With steady attention, persistence, and an open heart, we begin our journey of cultivating a recitation practice. James opens with an invocation to Ganesha, inviting all parts of ourselves to work together, and then leads us in a call-and-response of verses 2.1-2.10 of the Bhagavad Gita. He recites 8 syllables at a time and then repeats it twice, inviting us to follow along.

Join us by downloading the transliteration of Chapter 2. James begins to chant verse 2.1 at 2:45.
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Aug 21, 2015
Jnana, Bhakti
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Just downloaded the text, which will be a great study tool! I read the Devanagari really slowly (painfully slowly), so the transliteration is great to have to try and follow along. Still, I find that the recitation is too fast. Perhaps if the first recitation was really slow, and the next 2 faster... To compensate, I just keep going back to the beginning and listening again. (It's a little frustrating and tantalizing simultaneously. TAPAS!)
Aha! Now (months later) I can "hear" so much better! Having studied a bit of Sanskrit, I guess my ear is a little more attuned. So interesting. : )
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And now, 2 years after my last comment ( ! ) I am more or less able to chant along at this speed with James. OMG where did the last 2 years go?? But I guess, a little progress has been made on this chanting path!
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practice...practice...I am just starting to read the Devanagari, so can't follow yet...but the transliteration helps, and the call response helps, it all helps, thanks so much, loving it

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