I, Me, Mine

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.
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  • Hare Krishna Prabhuji,


    Yes, everything you have said is truth. I appreciate your expounding upon this teachings from George as learned from disciplic succession through Prabhupada. Another interesting insight into the whole "I, Me, Mine" phrasology is, if you have noticed throughout all of the Bhagavad gita, Lord Krishna Himself describes everything in terms of "I, Me, Mine." Of course, as the Supreme Person, He is the only one that has that right. 


    Thanks for your friendship, 




    John Martini



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