BOW AND ARROW

The Vedic mantra pranava is the bow, the pure living entity himself is the arrow, and the target is the Supreme Being. ...


The Vedic mantra pranava is the bow, the pure living entity himself is the arrow, and the target is the Supreme Being.

The living entity tries to be happy within this material world, not understanding the target of his life. When he is purified, however, he gives up his bodily conception of life and his false identity as belonging to a certain community, a certain nation, a certain society, a certain family and so on (sarvopadhi-vinirmuktam tat-paratvena nirmalam [Cc. Madhya 19.170]). Then he takes the arrow of his purified life, and with the help of the bow -- the transcendental chanting of pranava, or the Hare Krishna mantra -- he throws himself toward the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

If with the arrow of chanting the holy name of the Lord one pierces Lord Vishnu's lotus feet, by dint of performing this heroic activity of devotional service one receives the benefit of returning home, back to Godhead.

Srimad Bhagavatam

Related

ARTICLES 3452147160692593056

Follow Us

Hot in week

Recent

Comments

Get Updates

Get Updates via Email

Delivered by FeedBurner

Audio



Email Contact

If you have a challenge to meet or a result to achieve, contact me on akrura@gmail.com
item