Magic of Visualizing GOD | Key to Build Your Relationship With God | Patanjali Yoga Sutras | Part 28


Tajjapastadarthabhavanam Translation- One should chant the name with divine sentiments while meditating on the meaning So he tells us, that we must chant the name of God. But that is not enough. We could be chanting it mechanically that will have no value See even a parrot can be taught to chant “Krishna Krishna” I have been to houses of devotees in India who have taught their parrots and mainas Hare Krishna Hare Rama, and the mainas say all kinds of interesting things Does it have any value? If you press the maina’s neck it will not say, Hare Krishna Hare Rama, it will say “Kooooo”. So along side with the chanting, we need to absorb the mind! Ultimately the mind is the cause of bondage and the mind is the cause of liberation. You all have heard this 100s of times Kripaluji Maharaj never fails to emphasize this point! That look you need to engage your mind. But Kripaluji Maharaj goes one step further. He says, not the sentiments Utilize the form as well. You they say that a picture is worth a 1000 words you all heard that right! So the power of pictures! Now if I say remember your child Do you remember your child’s name or do remember your child’s picture? Picture! That is how you remember entities, that is how your remember people! If I say remember your car do you remember Toyota or Mercedes or do you remember the picture of your car? When you have parked your car in that parking lot and you’re going by you’re measuring every car against the picture in your mind. Ahh there it is! So we all think in terms of pictures! They are far deeper and meaningful to us. Realizing this people they utilize the power of visualization. You know in the sports field they have always known it. The most successful golfer in history Jack Nicklaus he said that I never hit a shot without first visualizing the ball falling into the whole. Because when I keep that image deeply embedded in me then automatically my physical, mental, intellectual processes they conform to enable the ball to fall there. I was reading the the website of a sports psychologist called John Murray who has trained a number of Olympic medalists and Wimbledon winners etc.. so he was saying that before you serve that tennis ball he says you picture it falling in the place in the court where you wish it to fall and then you hit it. Another great example I came across of the power of the subconscious was of Natan Sharansky Natan Sharansky was a Jew who used to live in Russia, in communist Russia. So he was falsely accused of being a NATO spy. And he was put into a prison in Siberia He was there in prison for 12 years So how to pass time He started playing chess in his mind. He used to play chess since childhood. So he used to in him mind keep on playing with the World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov and keep defeating him in his mind. Until it sank so deep into his subconscious. So finally on the intervention of Bill Clinton he was released. So he went off to Israel. And once Gary Kasparov he came there for an exhibition match. So sometimes these world champions they take on 5 people at a time. So they play against 5 He happened to be one of those 5 and he defeated Gary Kasparov. So reporters asked him how did you defeat the world champion? He said I defeated him 1000s of times in my mind it came naturally to me. Arnold Schwarzenegger 5 times Mr. Universe. His testimonial is also very interesting. When he first won the prize he was asked that did it take you by surprise? He said no I had practiced it 1000s of times in my mind So it came naturally. So this power of the subconscious is so tremendous So people, they utilize it by giving them positive affirmations. But Kripaluji Maharaj says use positive Images! See you make your New year resolutions. In terms of words right! Now you made it on 1’st January. What is it? I’m sure you have forgotten But if you were to visualize it It would be a totally different matter. If you were to visualize! I shall not take this drink. and make that picture strong in your mind, there is a far greater chance that you would remember it. I came across an experiment done in the Michigan State University Hospital, their ICU unit. So what they did was that patients who had come to the ICU when they are released from there they are given a set of instructions. Now one group out of this test sample, they were given written instructions & explained the 2nd group were given written plus visual instructions and explained and after 3 days the surveyors they rang up the people to find out how many of them remembered the instructions. So amongst the group that had got written instructions, only 6% remembered. And amongst the group that had got written plus visual instructions 43% remembered. That is the power of visualization. So in the same way when we take the name of God we wish to deeply absorb our mind in God, and what is the best way to do it? So Maharishi Patanjali says create the divine sentiments Kripaluji Maharaj says bring the image of God now create the divine sentiments. “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” “quoting Kripaluji Maharaj” He says all your spiritual sadhanas are like the body and visualization is like the life-air! You try it out if you wish to develop love for Radha Krishna just visualize their images and see how easy it becomes If you can do just this much that you close your eyes and bring their images in front, you have the basis for loving them..


50 Responses

  1. Swami Mukundananda

    June 2, 2018 12:19 am

    Roopdhyan – Visualizing God is the life-air of all devotional practices.
    Practice chanting God's name by visualizing God's form 🙏

  2. Tapankumar Mishra

    June 2, 2018 12:43 am

    Radhey Radhey. Visualisation; can become a burning desire and that charges the mind which takes care of the rest…..powerful indeed!

  3. Smita Mehta

    June 2, 2018 2:04 am

    Swamiji discusses the importance of visualizing one’s goal because most people tend to remember images rather than words. Similarly, we need to visualize loving God and attaching our mind to him. By repeatedly thinking of God in a way that is appealing to each of us, the image will become situated in the mind and we will be able to feel the presence of God. Thank you, Swamiji!

  4. shankar prasad

    June 2, 2018 2:34 am

    Gurudev Gurudev Gurudev Thank you soooooo much. What a wonderful lecture. Amazing. i have already started practicing that. Feeling blessed. Radhey Radhey Govinda

  5. Sandhya Das

    June 2, 2018 5:26 pm

    Creative visualization can do great things. Meditation and visualization have the power to achieve eternal bliss. This is the best way to build our relationship with God.Beautiful lecture by Swamiji.

  6. liza panigrahy

    July 31, 2018 6:17 am

    Wonderful video clip !! Swamiji says about how visualization take a great role to achive the ultimate goal even if there's worldy realm or in spirituality. Very nice examples here given by Swamiji. Swamiji says here also what Jagadguru Shree Kripalu ji Maharaj says in Bhakti satak. We have to visualise the image of God's to build our relationship with Him. 🙏🙏🙏
    A mesmerizing enlightening video.
    Radhey Radhey
    Thanks a lot

  7. Kiran Kumar Kali

    November 4, 2018 11:47 pm

    Chanting God names mechanically will lead nowhere
    Instead, when we keep our mind absorbed in God while chanting – Roopdhyan.
    A Picture is worth 1000 words. – That is the power of Visualization.
    Awesome Knowledge !!!!🙏

  8. Ajit Kumar Das

    November 16, 2018 10:45 pm

    Harekrishna haribol Radhe Radhe Radhe Krishna. Beautiful explanation on visualisation of God. Yes God is everywhere, only we have to realise and visualize . So yoga of devotion is superior to all other yoga.

  9. Shraddha Mohan

    December 3, 2018 9:04 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful message Swamiji! Visualization has a greater impact than words. When we visualize God's form while chanting, it will naturally take the mind to God and provides a strong basis for devotion!

  10. Hyma R

    December 26, 2018 5:44 am

    Visualizing God while chanting is important. Visualization is a very powerful tool even in day to day activity to not forget things. The ultimate goal of God realization requires remembering God all the time. Thanks Swamiji

  11. sunil sinha

    December 26, 2018 2:27 pm

    Convincing logic of roopdyan by Swamiji. Power of visualization is useful in achieving spiritual and material goals.

  12. Smita Mehta

    December 26, 2018 3:19 pm

    Swamiji says that most people tend to remember images rather than words. Visualize loving God and attaching your mind to him consistently and continuously will drive away mental afflictions slowly and steadily. Thank you, Swamiji!

  13. Babita Ram

    December 26, 2018 11:19 pm

    Visualizalising something we want to see, or get to is a powerful technique. It is even more applicable when we are meditating, thank you maharajji for giving us a powerful tool to connect with god. !

  14. shruti maggo

    December 26, 2018 11:47 pm

    Roopdhyan is so addicting. When we start doing it, it creates such an environment in our mind that we feel like doing it more..

    Swamiji has explained the power of visualization by giving day to day examples which is so easy to understand. Thank u Swami ji

  15. Sneha Rajendran

    December 27, 2018 2:08 am

    Images are deeply engaging and they help bring focus to an activity. In that light, Roopdhyan helps a spiritual aspirant to focus his/her mind on God and strengthen the level of devotion.

  16. Tanmay Kumar Padhi

    December 28, 2018 5:39 am

    Visualization is a core part of any system, especially in spiritual journey. Thank you for the great piece of knowledge. Thank you.

  17. Vinod Kapoor

    December 29, 2018 5:13 am

    Magic of God Visualization

    — Mind needs to be engaged
    — Power of Visualization
    — Power of Subconscious
    — Image of God: Roop Dhyan

  18. sita jandhyala

    December 30, 2018 2:32 pm

    Chanting gods name along with visualizing gods image make us and take us more closer to god. Thank you for sharing . Radhey Radhey!!

  19. Preeti Malhotra

    March 12, 2019 2:44 pm

    Practice meditating on God. This way, the mind will get attached in the divine realm and help you progress on the spiritual path!

  20. borkataki p

    May 11, 2019 3:40 pm

    So true..I myself use to practice it through since year before seeing this video…and its a very enlightenment moment for me

  21. Premal Shukla

    May 14, 2019 2:48 pm

    Chant the name of God by visualizing God's form and absorb the mind in God! Positive affirmations and positive images of visualization help in success!

  22. Smita Mehta

    June 25, 2019 1:46 pm

    So beautiful! No matter how many times I watch this video clip, I remain speechless as ever. Thank you, Swamiji!

  23. Dale Rafferty

    October 14, 2019 10:12 am

    Deeply absorbing our mind in God. Remembering name and form while reaching out with Divine sentiments, sentiments for the Divine.


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