Saturday, April 9, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Cleaning the Mirror

The Lord’s name cleanses the mirror that is the heart. When a mirror is covered by dust, we don’t see ourself - that is what ahankara (false ego) is about. We look in the mirror, but if the mirror is covered with dirt, all we see is dirt. We identify ourselves and live according to that impression of ourselves. But if we cleanse the mirror and simply remove all of the external foreign contaminations, then we see ourselves as we are. This is the process of chanting God’s names. It simply brings our consciousness back to its original, natural state of being a loving servant of God.

36 comments:

  1. Very nice and useful. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this wisdom.

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  2. This is how the chanting of Hare Krishna mahamantra works. Thank you Radhanath Maharaj for the nice explanation.

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  3. Wonderful process explained very simply by HH Radhanath Swami. Thank you.

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  4. Hearing from a pure devotee motivates a sadhaka to take the process of chanting the Holy Name seriously.Thank You Maharaj.

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  5. It is said that the dirt over the heart is so thick, that it can be compared to the dirt which is miles deep and chanting is such a process that it can cleanse all this dirt in short time and which depends on the seriousness, sincerity of the practitioner. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for this message.

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  6. Thank you Maharajah for reminding us our
    "natural state of being s loving servant of God".
    It is so nice to be servant of the servant , but in conditioned state so hard to live accordingly.

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  7. Thank you so much Radhanath Swami

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  8. Thank you swami ji for providing the best cleansing method!

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  9. What a simple yet profound realization that we can apply in our own lives...

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  10. Association of exalted saints such as Radhanath Swami will help us tremendously in this purificatory process & consequently help us to make rapid spiritual advancement.

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  11. Thank you Maharaj for this wonderful insight in to false ego. This is the main obstacle for one's spiritual progress.

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  12. This is one of the most significant teachings of Radhanath Swami. That we already have love for God, just need to revive it.

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  13. Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving this beautiful analogy of the mirror and the heart.

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  14. Chanting the Holy Names of the Lord is recommended by every bona fide religion.

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  15. Very wonderfull instruction, a must read instruction before starting chanting.....

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  16. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Srila Prabhupad In deciplic succession of Sri-Krishna Chaityana Mahaprabhu has given us treasure of love of Godhead thru chanting of the Holy names of the Sri Radha and Krishna.It is our duty to take the process seriouly.Thank you Radhanath Swamiji.

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  18. Thank you for the great article

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  19. Thank you Radhanath Swami for sharing this wisdom.

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  20. So simple to understand through this simple example.as we all see mirror every day.

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  21. Excellent. This is very important process to cleanse the mind of all accumulated dust.

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  22. Great analogy. Very very inspiring. All Glories to Radhanath Swami.

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  23. Thankyou Fans for sharing this important concept

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  24. this kind of understanding about chanting gods name is what is required to chant with attention

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  25. Simpy beautiful!

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  26. Lord’s Chaityana Mahaprabhu has given us treasure of love of Godhead thru chanting which is nicely cultivated by H. H. Radhanath Swamy not only in (Radha Gopinath Mandir, Mumbai) but also throughout India and all over the globe.

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  27. Nice explanation of what false ego is.

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  28. That is the power of Holy name of the Lord. All glories to Radhanath Swami who is spreading the holy name of the Lord and changing many people lives.

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  29. Krsna's name is so powerful and so pure it drive away all kind of inauspicious things it cleanses the heart and make our mind pure by chanting sincereily Hare krsna .... hare rama ......

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  30. The process of chanting Holy name and the effect is very nicely explained by Radhanath Swami

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  31. Thanks for your guidance Swamiji....

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  32. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this wisdom.

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