Thursday, May 15, 2014

Material attachment will prolong our suffering

Gradually we need to give up attraction for this material world and get attracted to the spiritual world. Then only there would be any possibility of returning back to the spiritual world, our original home.  In this age of Kaliyuga, the present age in which we are living, the process to go back to Godhead has been simplified. Chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra with sincerity and following the four regulative principles of no meat eating, no gambling, no intoxication and no illicit sex will qualify us to again gain the citizenship of Krishna’s abode.

But this would fructify only if we also nurture intense longing to go back there. Many a times our desire is to improve our material life through devotional activities. Our chanting becomes mechanical and we start expecting Krishna to help us in fulfilling our material desires.  We again get caught up in the vicious cycle of name, fame and money.  Material attachment keeps us back in this material world and our suffering prolongs.

So while practicing devotion we need to be very cautious and careful. We should regularly monitor ourselves especially our desires.  We should analyze if our desires are material or spiritual. The moment we find that our yearning is not for Krishna but something else then we should immediately take corrective measures and should steer ourselves again towards the path which will take us towards Krishna.

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