Ideas for Engaging in the Study of the Guru Gita: Recitation versus Listening

Have you noticed how different the processes of reading or reciting Shri Guru Gita is from the process of listening and hearing Mark recite it? Each way of engaging in the study of the Guru Gita uses the mind in a different way.

Listening often uses more of the right hemisphere of the mind, while reading uses more of the left hemisphere. To gain full comprehension of anything that we really want to master and know deeply, being able to approach it from both sides of the brain is ideal.

So try this out for yourself – vary your approach for studying the Guru Gita, rather than getting into a groove of only approaching it from one angle. And each time, notice what you pull out of each approach that was unique to that method. If you decide you only like to listen but don’t like to read, you rob yourself of the gifts of half your brain. If all you do is read or recite, one half of the brain says “What about me?

 

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