Collected Writings of Sivarama Swami
Chant More is a treasurehouse of the unlimited shining facets of the jewel that is the holy name. The chapters herein are a compilation of inspirational, meditational, and philosophical talks by His Holiness Śivarāma Swami on the subject of japa, saṅkīrtana, harināma, and sādhana. Each chapter is transcribed from the library of audio recordings catalogued on sivaramaswami.media since its inception in 2006.
In 2011, a compilation of around half these chapters was made available on that site in a pdf named Chant. Offered at a nominal fee that helped fund the then-new site, Chant resonated with devotees worldwide, with thousands of copies of the pdf being distributed. This edition is, as the title indicates, so much more: while the original content remains, that humble little pdf grew to almost double in size, and demanded its own incarnation in the form of this book.
But there’s…well, more. Because Chant More is also the first publication in a new genré from Lal Publishing, “Collected Writings of Śivarāma Swami.” Offered in the same lightweight, soft- bound format as Chant More, collections of Mahārāja’s original audio recordings—from Bhagavad-gītā and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam classes; series like Prema-vivarta and Vedic Philosophy Overview; to talks with devotees, personal meditations, group discussions, and more—will all continually evolve into new volumes of the original Chant in the form of future publications.
Each chapter stands alone, yet they are all intrinsically linked to the chapter before, and the one following—the thread that weaves through them all is our own desire to more deeply chant, relish, and love the holy names. The book can be opened at any page, for a minute, an hour, a day—the words are a daily inspiration; a meditation; a prayer. We hope that the words herein will inspire readers to increase, improve, deepen, and relish their chanting of the holy names.
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