Sadhana is an art form

krishnamoonPeople approach God realization like climbing a mountain. But this mountain is dancing!
Siddhasvarupananda
A dance contains some basic routines we learn at the get go by a teacher that oversees us and steer us in the right direction. In sadhana, our primary function is to chant everyday as a basic routine to never waver from. We begin by practicing the dance and learning the proper moves. We keep on practicing until the dance has become muscle memory and we can perform it in our sleep. The expert dancers create their own performance and style based upon the routines, but you feel it in your heart when something extraordinary happens. They have found their own path. Within the basic routine we have to forge our own path and create a performance of beauty and art that touches the heart.