Monday, 9 January 2012

TIME


1. In this one life, if we simply dedicate it to being the servant of the servant of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's servants, then we will definitely go back home, back to the spiritual world - beyond time, beyond birth and death, and enter into the eternal pastimes of the Lord. What is the price? Just this tiny, insignificant span of existence within this one human life - if we just dedicate it for this purpose.
We human beings are so miserly, so unfortunate - they will not do it  .... it may take sometime - but what is that time? .... what is 10/20/30/40 years, when we understand what is eternal time  .... 100 years is nothing! Why should we be impatient?

2. Srila Prabhupada explains how time is so great and powerful in this material world .... In the material existence, time is controlling everyone and everything .... you are being devoured at every second by the power of KRISHNA in time ....  but in the spiritual world time has no control over anything or anyone - it simply exists to facilitate the wonderful variegatedness of the lila and the pastimes between the Lord and His devotees. 
 
3. If you waste a moment, you are in the process of wasting your life. The best management of life is the management of time. A moment lost can never be re-gained. Tomorrow never comes, so therefore the only time we can become Krishna Conscious is now.

4. The greatest catastrophe, the greatest tragedy in all of creation is for a human being to waste even a single moment without remembrance of KRISHNA , but yet moment after moment after moment our life is being exploited by time ....

5.  How does Maya steal away our lives!   Not that she just takes our life all at once -she steals it one second at a time .... second after second Maya is diverting our attention from the attentive chanting of the Holy Name, from the pure life of Krishna consciousness. And we must be very very conscientious at every moment, because surrendering to KRISHNA is a moment-to-moment effort ....



6. With every rising and setting of the sun we are one day closer to death - but for those who are hearing and chanting the glories of the Lord, with every rising and setting of the sun we are one day closer to eternal  life.  So time is the friend of a devotee, because time is KRISHNA - every moment bringing us closer and closer to the spiritual world. 

7. Srila Prabhupada has so mercifully given us a way of life by which 24 hours a day we can be engaged in Krishna consciousness.  Let us not waste moments.  Let us not allow our mind and senses to wander. Any moment used in KRISHNA's service has unlimited eternal value. 

- HH Radhanath Swami

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