Dear Guru Maharaja,
Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and to your glorious service unto him.
I have been working on improving my Sadhana and have been actively trying to improve my meditation during Japa.
ASA - Super!! You will burn up Texas!
I found that these days my meditation has been that I am collecting spiritual gemstones. Each Mantra is a spiritual gemstone talisman that I am collecting, which will help me fight my lifetimes of bad karma and will protect me from evil within and without. This meditation helps me fight my base animalistic urge to resist chanting, an urge that always tries to push my mind towards other directions, anything other than japa. I still have a lot of improving to do, but I am trying to strengthen my meditation on the spiritual gemstones of hari-nama.
HpS - Rupa Goswami wrote about a miser collecting the jewels of Hari nama and not sharing them with anyone.
This Christmas, I was remembering very vividly hearing about your lectures on Lord Jesus Christ. You described him as logos, the word incarnate, the incarnation of God's word. I remember the saying, "In the beginning, there was the word, and the word was with God." I hope to always keep your precious teachings in the core of my heart. Praying for your mercy on the auspicious day of Christmas (the day celebrating logos, Lord Jesus Christ).
Aspiring to be your disciple,
Aja Govinda Dasa
HpS - Hare Krsna!! More news! Who are you friends, associates, plans. So much to do!!!