Last night local bay area Kirtan group, Uma Reed & Friends, came to lead evening Satsang. They filled the meditation and yoga hall with the truth and wisdom of God through beautiful storytelling, chanting, and playing of instruments. Swami Sivananda always said that singing Kirtan was the fastest way to God realization. After chanting with the band for two hours the hall vibrated with a brilliant energy of love and light; we sang the names of God and then felt the affects of God’s love through the entire Center. Om Namah Sivaya.
Here is a letter Swami Sivananda wrote, that you can find in his book Sivananda Upanishad
8 August 1941
Kirtan is singing Lord’s name. It is the easiest, surest and safest way for attaining God. Kirtan is nectar. Kirtan is divine food for the soul. Kirtan can make you immortal. Sing the Maha-Mantra, Hare Rame Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.
May you attain God through Kirtan,
“The nearer one approaches the Truth, the happier one becomes. For the essential nature of Truth is positive, Absolute Bliss.”