I’m jumping like I’m 20 years old!
I´M JIVANATH DAS
disciple of Srila Prabhupada
I have been in Mayapur for six years nd I’ve been actively doing this Mayapur harinam for, only the last couple of years taking it serious, enjoying the nectar that was there; took me a while myself to enter into this but now that I’m hooked I’m very much attached and I’m very happy to be a part of this.
70 years old I am and I’m out there jumping around like I’m 20 because I don’t feel 70 when I’m chanting Hare Krishna, I’ve always felt this energy coming from the Mantra that’s what drew me in and now here in Sridham Mayapur we’re hoping that this Mantra Hare Krishna brings people in, every single guest we hope gets to hear this now the beauty of this is in Sridham Mayapur; as you may or may not know, people from all around the world they come to visit Mayapur and we encourage everybody to come and join the kirtan, if you can sing we let you sing, if you can play instruments you play instruments, so thousands of people of devotees have come from all around the world and joined into our harinam sankirtan, so that is one of the big invites that I’m passing out to the whole world when in Mayapur, please join me join Mayapur Harinama Family and come and chant the holy names in the birthplace of kirtan, Sridham Mayapur
I’m from America being brought up in the 60s, so I have a bit of a rock and roll background with me, so I like it when it rocks, I like it when it rocks and every once in a while when we start to improvise, because the the crowd is right behind us, we start to get a little bluesy, Chanting Hare Krishna, and you can feel the energy change from the blues to the Rock to basically some soul, so all kinds of genres of music can be included when you just chant Hare Krishna, it doesn’t matter the tune so much, it’s the mood of the devotees and the people chanting, that’s what we try to capture, that’s what we try to grow, and when we all connect together it becomes a very beautiful thing and that’s what Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu was preaching, is a sankirtan this group, chanting; the more we chant together it doesn’t matter what kind of tune you’re singing because eventually it all just boils down to Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, and it doesn’t matter the tune, it just matters the mood the devotee is expressing, and the others are feeling, and of course if you can raise the volume, more people hear, so kirtan means a little bit of volume, it’s not so much the sweet melodious bhajam; it’s kirtan, it’s a driving energy and that’s what we try to capture on Mayapur Harinam Family.
please join me, join Mayapur Harinama Family!