Saturday, April 30, 2011

Radhanath Swamy on Mirror of the Mind

The mind is like a mirror. It is meant to reflect the glory and effulgence of the soul and of God. If we put a mirror in the sun, the mirror reflects the light of the sun. But if that mirror is full of dust and dirt it cannot reflect anything. God is within our heart, but due to that dust and dirt based on material misconceptions, due to material attachments, it cannot reflect the glory of God within us. Nor can we even perceive our real self on the mirror of our mind. When we look at the mirror, we expect to see ourselves. But if the mirror is covered by dirt, all we see is dirt; we are completely obscured. So our mind has to be cleansed, and the process of cleansing the mind is chanting the name of God. The name of God is all pure, it’s non-different from God. In every religious scripture in the world, the chanting of the name of god is not only recommended, but demanded. When we cleanse the dust from the mirror of our mind then the true glory of the soul is revealed.

21 comments:

  1. Radhanath Swami has used the analogy of the mirror in a brilliant manner to drive home the point that we see what we are. So if our consciousness is not good, then we will see bad all around. Whereas a saintly man of the highest purity sees good even within his enemies.

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  2. HH Radhanath Swami is giving us the key to self realisation

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  3. Thank you very much Maharaj for this enlightening article.
    Your servant,
    Rasasekhara Dasa

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  4. This a very profound and beautifully worded statment. HH RNS ki jai!

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  5. condensed essence..thank you maharaj.

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  6. Wonderful !!!

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  7. Very nicely explained.
    We should sincerely try to remove this dust by sincerely chanting the holy name of the Lord.

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  8. very nice.. thank you...
    Radhanath Swami is speaking this not just from scriptures, but from his personal realisations

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  9. chanting of the holy name as taught by radhanath swami is the only wonderful process to cleanse the mirror of the mind

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  10. Thank you very much for such an inspiring article!

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  11. Maharaj has perfectly stressed the importance of The Holy Name in revealing the true glory of the soul

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  12. Nice message from Radhanath Swami. The more we chant the holy names of the Lord, the more the mind gets purified and then only we can see our real self.

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  13. a uncontrolled mind could create ahavoc in ones life. meeds to be purified.thanks radhanath swami.

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  14. wonderful solution for the corrupt mind. thanks radhanath swami.

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  15. Very nice lesson. Thank you Maharaj.

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  16. very essential instruction. thank you swamiji

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  17. simple but THE MOST effective formula to clean the mind..- Dr.Niketa

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  18. Very nicely explained by HH.Radhanath Swamiji the role of our mind in reflecting the original nature of the soul.If mind is cleansed by Chanting of the Holy Names of the God then the eternal qualities of the soul are reflected in activities of mind and in turn externally.Thank you very much.

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  19. krishna chandraMay 5, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Purification of the mind is in our hands.

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  20. Thank you Maharaj for the wonderful words of wisdom

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  21. very nice article on the process clearing the mind.

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