Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj has explained that in this Age of Kali, sankirtan or congregational chanting of the divine names, forms, qualities, pastimes, abodes and associates of God is only means of attaining Him.
Shri Maharajji has redefined and explained that the most integral part of sankirtan is Roopdhyan, the loving remembrance of the sweet Lord, sung with humility and selflessly for God’s pleasure. In fact, Shri Maharajji goes to the extent of saying that without practicing Roopdhyan, sankirtan is just like a body without a soul.
So what is Roopdhyan and how should an aspirant perform it? What are the things that will help us develop a live visual image of the Lord in the mind? Are there any rules about who or what that image should be, or how it should look? And how can what essentially begins as imagination become loving remembrance? All these and many more important questions about how and why we should correctly engage in meditation, and the indispensability of Roopdhyan are all explained and resolved in this superb publication.
“Roopdhyan – Loving Remembrance” is compiled from a series of extracts sourced from a number of discourses delivered by Shri Maharajji on this topic, and is an invaluable resource for any spiritual aspirant. It’s simple and logical presentation of the guidelines to follow and all the knowledge needed to practice meditation correctly, makes it a tremendous gift by Shri Maharajji to the sincere seekers of God all over the world.