POLISH YOUR DIAMOND WITH HARE KRISHNA

By  Niraj Bidawatka

Sankirtana Yagna

We should engage ourselves in chanting the Hare Krishna mahamantra because this transcendental hymn has the power to cleanse the heart. The hearts of the conditioned souls are extremely dirty due to the accumulation of innumerable sins. These sins have covered our knowledge and once the sins are cleansed by the power of the Holy name, the transcendental knowledge, which is lying dormant in our hearts, will get uncovered and shine forth.

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The living entity, in its original spiritual state, is full of knowledge and full of bliss. But in the present condition, due to contact with this material world, we are in a state of ignorance and misery. So complete knowledge is already there in our hearts but it is covered and therefore, perceiving ourselves to be ignorant, we strive to gain more and more knowledge, either material or spiritual.

A diamond, which is taken out from the mines, is covered with dirt and other impurities. But when the diamond is cleansed and polished, it shines forth. The shine is an inherent property of the diamond – it is not something which is externally infused into it.

Similarly, we the living entities, in our pure state, are full of knowledge. If we diligently polish our hearts with the Hare Krishna mantra, the heart will get cleansed and absolute knowledge will shine forth. In such a state we will realize unlimited transcendental bliss and understand Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

[Based on the teachings of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, the exalted Ācārya of The Hare Krishna Revolution]

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2 thoughts on “POLISH YOUR DIAMOND WITH HARE KRISHNA

  1. “I am chanting Hare Krishna since so many years but I am not experiencing any purity in the heart. What is the problem?” – This is one question which is frequently asked.

    The answer is that you are committing offences while chanting. The holy name cleanses the heart but we again make it dirty by engaging ourselves in sinful material activities. It is like an elephant’s bath.

    The elephant bathes himself thoroughly and as soon as he comes out of the pond, he throws dirt on it and makes himself dirty. So cleanse yourself with the Holy name and simultaneously avoid sinful activities. Therefore Srila Prabhupāda has prescribed the four regulative principles – 1.No intoxication; 2.No illicit sex; 3.No meat eating; and 4.No gambling. These activities are the pillars of sinful life and we should avoid them to make quick spiritual progress.

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