When we call upon Krishna’s names, it is the most accessible and powerful way of remembering Krishna, especially if we are attentive.
Krishna tells us in Gita that he reveals himself to us according to the sincerity of our surrender. In the same way, according to the sincerity in which we call out or cry out Krishna’s names, Krishna will reveal himself. He is always non different from his .
The vision of the heart also helps one see God during inevitable tragedies and death. 34 year old Stoka Krishna das, a member of our congregation and a disciple of Radhanath Swami, was dying of cancer, yet with profuse gratitude accepted the fatal disease as a blessing of the Lord. It was evident to all who knew him that he came closer to Krishna during this tragedy, and was able to see and appreciate Lord better than most of us. .
We often seek shelter in fallible things of this world. A child holds on to a teddy bear or a blanket; when it’s taken away, she will cry and won’t accept anything else in exchange. Even as grown-ups we have an innate tendency to hold on to things or people that give us any form of shelter. Sometimes we could be so blinded in our situations that we may accept even ethically wrong forms of shelter. .
The scriptures reveal that Holy Names are the sweetest sound vibrations, and if we chant with faith, we can experience unlimited taste and sweetness. If however we aren’t experiencing this taste at the present moment, then it's time for us to examine our motives and desire strongly to want to experience
the sweetness. .