Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06, Text 30
By Chaitanya Charan Das
Today’s mainstream ideology is materialism, which doesn’t allow people to believe in non-material or spiritual truths. In the materialistic conception of life, the only possible enjoyment is material enjoyment and reality is interesting to the extent it offers material enjoyment. But all materially enjoyable objects are limited and all material pleasures are finite, so the enjoyment available in the materialistic worldview is inescapably temporary. And when no enjoyment is available, reality becomes boring.
In delightful contrast, the Bhagavad-gita (06.30) indicates how an advanced spiritualist sees Krishna everywhere. As Krishna is the reservoir of all happiness, this vision makes reality constantly fascinating. Such a vision is perceived not through one’s material senses, but through one’s spiritual senses.
Our spiritual senses are presently dormant, but we can awaken them by the process of devotional service centered on mantra meditation. The divine sound of mantras aligns our spiritual sense perception with the vision of advanced spiritualists. This alignment enables us to discover that reality is much more fascinating than what dogmatic materialism has allowed us to believe.