Don’t Listen To The Mind
Hare Krishna my dear devotees, I hope your weekend is being blessed by the Lord in all aspects.
Today I was listening to a lecture from H.H. Sacinandana Swami on his Japa Retreat and he was talking about the method so you cannot listen to your mind. He made an exercise like that: devotees were chanting and he was trying to interrupt them saying things or making noise, pretending he was their mind and they had to continue chanting…non stop.
By using this example, we can understand that our mind is always trying to interrupt us in many different ways with thoughts about bills, relationships and the future/past etc. This means that if we listen to our minds we cannot listen to the mantra once.
So this is a good example of how we can just persist with our concentration without listening or giving attention to our mind, trying to focus our attention on the mantra and feeling the purification by doing that.
Hoping you have a great week ahead and you are able to chant with attention and heart.