one is Kirthana - raising the vocal cords to recite the psalms,
hymns, songs, chants and the like, either solo or in chorus. This
incidentally confirms the understanding and accepting the glory of
the Lord. The furthers the progress in devotion.
is the third one, which means remembering Him at leisure or in
crisis, deeming His compassion alone saves him. 'This enables the
sadhaka to see the multi-dimensional form of the Lord and His
infinite grace through the mind's eye. Here neither lips nor the
limbs are pressed into service. While sitting or standing, why even
lying also, this can be practised with grace and ease.
fourth one is Padaseva. 'This is the aftermath of complete and
undivided faith in Him. 'This enjoins him to cling to His lotus feet
under all circumstances for salvation, which fills him with enough
courage and energy to encounter the challenges of life, comparable
to whirlpool, lying right in front round the clock and trying to
drag him to its bottom. Adoring the feet with flowers on washing and
applying chandana inaugurates this practice.
is the fifth in the order - the offering of flowers to His image at
home or in temple is ordained. Chanting of hymns though not a MUST
heightens the practice and comforts the sadhaka too. If the
prescribed number of times is not known, or deemed to consume long
time, at least repetition of it a few minutes is enough.