Posted by Amit Ghosh on October 27, 2009 at 6:49pm
I, Me, MineBy Sankarshan Das Adhikari________________________________________The theme song of material existence is "I, me, mine." In other words in spite of the polished covering of being Mr. Nice Guy everyone is caught up in thinking themselves the center of the universe and the owner of everything. Beneath the facade of benevolence runs the undercurrent of selfishness which often rears its ugly head when least expected. This mentality is described in the Bhagavad-gita, and George Harrison, being inspired by Srila Prabhupada, has written about it in his song, "I, Me, Mine" as follows:All I can hear I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.Even those tears I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.No-one's frightened of playing itEv'ryone's saying it,Flowing more freely than wine,All thru' the day I me mine.So how do we escape this selfish "I, me, mine" syndrome? It's very simple. All we have to do is chant Hare Krishna as much as possible, the more the better. Then by the influence of the Mahamantra, the king of all mantras, the "I, me, mine" consciousness which is currently polluting our hearts will gradually be transformed into perfect selflessness, pure Krishna bhakti.