Poem for Feb 05

Japa Poem

I propose that my mind take a friendly attitude toward nama-speaking and nama-hearing. Let us do some transcendental work together. “One interested in spiritual life should always engage his mind in the service of the Lord so that the enemies of the mind, who always accompany the mind, will be subdued. If the mind is not engaged in Krishna consciousness at every moment, there is a chance that it will give way to its enemies. In this way we become victims of the mind. Chanting the Hare Krishna mantra engages the mind at the lotus feet of Krishna constantly; thus the mind’s enemies do not have a chance to strike.” (Cc., Madhya 11.10, purport)

(_Begging for the Nectar of the Holy Name_)