Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Radhanath Swami on The Mirror of the Heart


There is a simple universal principle with which we can eradicate envy within ourselves, envy for God, and envy for all other living beings. It is the principle of ego and envy which is the real cause of all problems. When a mirror is covered with dirt and when we look at the mirror, what do we see? We can see only dirt. The mirror is supposed to reflect us. We must clean that mirror to be able to see ourselves clearly. This mirror represents our heart, which is covered with dirt acquired from millions of years. We have to clean it of the dirt of ego and envy first, only then will it help us to see our own true self, which is eternal, full of knowledge and full of bliss. That is the true nature of the heart.

30 comments:

  1. Inspiring article on the importance of cleaning the dirt covering the heart!

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  2. great article. thank u.

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  3. Arjun K RamachandraMay 9, 2012 at 6:25 AM

    Yes, this envy is the king of all other anarthas covering the mirror of our heart and is the root cause of our falling into this material realm.

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  4. Thank you Radhanath swami for explaining importance of cleansing our hearts in comparision with a mirror.

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  5. Many thanks to swami Radhanath for this wonderful blog

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  6. thanks to Radhanath Swami for explaining about the mirror of the heart.

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  7. amazing thank u for sharing

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  8. Nice message from Radhanath Swami. In one more lecture, he points out to the fact that the amount of dirt is so much that we need to really dig it deeper to cleanse it off.

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  9. Hare Krishna!! its so nice to hear messages of HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

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  10. Very Practical example presented by Radhanath Swami Maharaj ! Hare Krsna !

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  11. The cleaning of the mirror is essential to see our real self. Thank you swamiji.

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  12. All glories to lord chaitanya's teaching who taught us to clean the mirror of the heart.

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  13. Arjun K RamachandraMay 11, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    Yes, envy is the root cause of our material exixtence.

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  14. Thank you for revealing the real dirt in the heart.

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  15. Hare Krishna...Radhanath Swami Ki Jai.

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  16. very nice article.. keep posting...

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  17. when we want to see faults in others dont use a microsope, but use a mirrior. Thanks swamiji - Dr Yuvaraj j Bhosale

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  18. Wonderful article by Radhanath Swami. If we all follow his advice, then all conflicts between, nations, communities, religious faiths & families can easily be resolved.

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  19. Many thanks to swami Radhanath for this wonderful blog that is filled with some beautiful analogies...

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  20. Thank you for this nice post by Radhanath Swami!

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  21. Cheto darpan maarjanam. Thank you Maharaj for reminding us the importance of cleaning mirror of heart from ego and envy

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  22. Thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining with this beautiful analogy how our hearts need to be purified completely before we truly know who we are.

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  23. Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving this wonderful article on the importance of purifying our heart.

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  24. Very True. As HH Radhanath Swami nicely writes, the ego and envy are the root cause of our coming to this world away from God.

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  25. This is so true and is explained perfectly. All glories to H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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