Words of wisdom given with love


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Swami Vishwananda tells you today

As long as man is stuck in the mind, as long as he doesn’t purify the mind, Love will never shine. You will never realize this love. You can read about it, somebody or Swami can tell you about it and you can say "Yes, i know this love is there." But as long as you don't purify your mind, as long as you don’t purify yourself, it will be difficult to realize this love.

And how do you purify the mind? The easiest way to purify the mind is to chant. Chant the name of God continuously. You were chanting the Maha Mantra, “Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.” It is said by just chanting this mantra, one can gain liberation. But one has to chant it with faith. Mere chanting alone will not help, but chanting with the heart, will help.

And how do you chant with the heart? How do you train the mind to calm itself? By focusing it. It happens when you discipline yourself and say, "Okay, today I will chant." Let’s say you start by taking your japa mala or rosary, and you chant your mantra. By focusing yourself on chanting, you’re disciplining the mind to focus on the mantra. The more you do it, the more it will be chanted automatically inside your heart and you will not even need your japa mala or rosary.

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