Be present in the present to receive Krishna’s present of purity (Gita Daily)

Published on Jan 25, 2014

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02, Text 64
By Chaitanya Charan Das

Purity is a cherished aspiration of serious spiritualists. When we become pure, we can relish Krishna’s beauty, please him with our service and enter his world of love.

While there are various processes for purification, the most easy and efficacious is bhakti-yoga. Why? Because in bhakti, purity is not an achievement but an endowment. Let’s see how.
Bhakti brings us in contact with the all-pure Absolute Truth, Krishna. Being supremely merciful, Krishna makes himself accessible through his manifestations such as his holy names, Deities and scriptures. By sincerely and seriously fixing our consciousness on such manifestations, we can express our desire for purity. Reciprocating with our desire, Krishna uses his omnipotence to cleanse us, thereby granting us the gift of purity.

To receive this present, we need to be present in the present when we practice bhakti-yoga by, say, chanting his holy names, beholding his Deity or studying his message. If we are absent-minded, then we don’t connect with Krishna and so don’t become purified

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