The Taste of Mahamantra

The Taste of Mahamantra

Radha Damodar das

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupad and Srila Gurudev.

The science of Krishna consciousness, the ultimate self-realization system,is not simply academic; it is tangibly lived and experienced at every second. Therefore it is quite appropriate that we can understand the science as it is tangibly experienced in the context of transcendental events.

When one is fully absorbed in Krishna consciousness one is submerged in an ocean of ever-increasing bliss and knowledge that totally surrounds you in all times, places and circumstances. Neither static nor stagnant, Krishna consciousness is dynamic, ever-fresh, and ever-increasing. It's not that once one becomes Krishna conscious, realizes the Absolute Truth that it becomes a closed book. No. It is quite to the contrary. The more one realizes Krishna the more newer and newer realizations flood one's consciousness with ever-increasing sweetness and frequency.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Why is this mantra so enlivening, compared to some other mantras that we have been able to keep chanting it every day for ever-increasing pleasure? 

The answer is simple. God isabsolute and everything in relation with Him is of the same absolute nature. Therefore He and His name are one and the same. When you chant the name "Krishna" you are directly associating with the Supreme Personality Godhead, the Ultimate Source from Whom everything is emanating at every second.

In this connection there is the example of one of the greatest saints in the history of the universe, named Rupa Goswami. He was fully immersed in Krishna consciousness 24 hours a day. When he was chanting he was thinking, "I have only one tongue and two ears. What can I appreciate of chanting? If I could have millions of tongues and trillions of ears, then I could relish something by chanting and hearing." What does this mean? Just imagine if I offered you an entire warehouse of the most delicious delicacies from every type of cuisine in the world, thousands and thousands of absolutely tantalizing tongue treats. It would be possible for you to enjoy only a very small number of the various dishes. However if you had one million tongues and one million stomachs you could savor each and every preparation to your fully satisfaction.

The point here is that there is so much nectar in one pure utterance of the name "Krishna" that the entire universe cannot contain it. Therefore the life of one who seriously adopts the way of Krishna consciousness is inconceivably ecstatic. It is a life of ever-increasing happiness at every minute. It does not matter what your occupational duty is. Whether one is a saint, a school teacher, a student, a doctor, a lawyer, a housewife, or a newspaper distribution manager one can taste the highest happiness of ultimate self-realization by offering everything to Krishna. 

There is no charge to embark upon this supreme journey. The only price we have to pay is to have a little faith that beyond the suffering of material existence there has to exist a dimension where all is sublime. Make an experiment. Give Krishna consciousness an one pointed, open-minded try.

If we do so, we will surely experience results far and far beyond our greatest expectations.

We all are so fortunate that we are under the shelter of Srila Prabhupada, our beloved spiritual master who keep us reminding constantly 24 hours round the clock about Krsna Conciousness and to hold the lotus feet of Krsna in all circumstances.

Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada
Radha Damodar das and Sarva Mangala devi dasi
Abu Dhabi

Moderator's Note: H G Radha Damodar Prabhuji and H G Sarva mangala mataji are wonderful devotees living in the middle-east. They are very sincere and dedicated to Krishna consciousness and are an active family holding mangala arati regularly and also participating in the regular weekly programs. They perform their sadhana and seva with lot of dedication and are always eager to learn more and more in bhakti. They have a 2 year old son nimai who is also very cute and is being intelligently trained in Krishna consciousness by their parents.