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Hare Krsna devotees,
Please accept my humble obeisances,
My question is about the mind. Lord Krsna said that Mind is very chancala. It's difficult and almost impossible to control it without surrendering to Krsna.
So, the mind is always inducing us to enjoy material objects and skip Krsna conscious activities. But sometimes we may actually feel like reading Ramayana or Bhagavatam. We feel that something inside us tells us, May be read Ramayana or Bhagavatam.
So, is this suggestion given by mind or Krsna or our soul feels like doing it.
Thanks in advance
Respectful Obeisance to all devotees, HG AC Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, Gaura Nitaye Prabhu and HIs Associtation of Devotees.
In Bhagwat Gita Krishna says I am the source of all, It's I who make one's remember or forget the things,and suggests/allow him to do or not, as I am present in a form of Parmatma in every one's Heart.
So You can think, Krishna is giving you a choice to Either recite Srimadh Bhagwatam or Ramayana. There is no Harm in to select one of them, both are meant to Krishna. (Krishna and Rama are One).
Proof: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare.
Mataji, I am a Fallen Soul, I am not so Expert, any offence or mistake be forgiven.
Hare Krishna :)
Hare Krsna ,
Thank you for your answer respected Prabhuji
Thank you for the clarification that Krsna as Paramatma is the source of all and it is He who makes us remember or forget things.
Thank you for your answer Prabhuji
Very true. Our soul is by nature blissful and happy. It cannot be away from Krsna who is the personification of bliss. We feel happy and blissful when we are in Bhakti. Other times our mind gets aggravated.
Hare Krsna dear devotees,
To add to all the wonderful answers above, yesterday one of the Matajis here Parul ji ( I haven't taken her permission, so a little hesitant to mention her name ). But she explained to me about this mind very beautifully.
Our soul is Sac-cid-Ananda . It's transcendental. It doesn't get tampered with.
But coming to our mind. How does the mind work? Many thoughts appear on the mind. They keep coming and going. How do we get all these thoughts? Over many years of our stay in the material world, we desire many things. Our attachment to fulfill our material desires etc etc gets imprinted on the mind. And that's how we get all these material thoughts.
So if we get more and more attached to Krsna and start desiring to serve Him, then gradually the mind gets purified and our desires change from material to spiritual.
Throughout all this, Lord Krsna always accompanies us by sitting within our hearts as Paramatma in order to guide us back home, Back to Him.
Ultimately He is the source of everything. Everything happens by His will.
When you are thirsty u want water.. there is dehydration and the symptoms of dehydration manifest and order the brain to sip a glass of water. repeated signals are sent to the brain. and ur all senses are diverted towards that source of water where ever it is available you long and go toward water in search of it.?? IS IT NOT??
Similarly when the soul is in search of parmatma....its a kind of thirst. I want to search everywhere...Parmatma guiding sitting inside ur heart to search HIm in books.. in lectures in videos in temples... in all places where you can find more and more information about LORD.
WHEN THE PERSON is operating in this mode it is called mode of Satva.. He always wants to search all the information regarding parmathma study and learn more and more about HIM..You think you are going towards the books Ramayana and Mahabharata or Bhagwatam to read...LOL ! But actually its the Lord that is guiding you.. to go search this book that book to get more instructions for you to follow He is just providing you leading ways... So that you will catch the trail and quench your thirst.
WHen there is a bodily thirst your sense organs are directed towards material things ( example you are thirsty for water u see water everywhere ... You start even seeing mirages) This is becoz ur whole body each cell is craving for water droplets.
If that craving is for lord.. then???? You will Search for HIM everywhere your soul yearns for HIm you want to find more and more info of Him so then atma will be guided by parmatma then to search available sources.. ( guru, temples, books. lectures.. etc.)
Jai Sri Krishna.
Hare Krsna Mataji,
Thank you for your answer
Yes, very true Mataji. A Jiva with such craving towards Krsna is most fortunate and his life is a success.
Krsna is there in the form of Paramatma within our hearts. But we misuse the freewill given to us in order to enjoy the material world. We need to use our free will to look towards Krsna. Then Krsna takes care of us. He is more eager to take us back home, back to Godhead..