We cannot get out of Maya Devi’s trap simply by chanting for long hours or by accumulating a lot of scriptural knowledge and becoming scholars and pundits. The only way to avoid the clutches of Maya and make spiritual advancement is by giving up our false ego and surrender to an actual bonafide spiritual master and chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra under His shelter.
Everything in this mortal world is unstable, still, we have made this material world our priority just to fulfil the desire of our mind. Unless and until we control our mind we have to serve the dictation of lust, anger, illusion, etc. We can overcome these urges by sincerely chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra and engaging every action of ours in the service of the Divine Couple Sri Sri Radha-Krishna under the direction of our bonafide spiritual master, who is a pure devotee.
Our natural tendency is to achieve the best. It is stated in all authentic scriptures that sincere chanting of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra cleanses and purifies the mind. It also uproots all unwanted mundane desires (anartha) and makes us blissful.
Once we are free from anarthas, we will develop a love for chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, which will elevate us to the topmost blissful eternal abode of the Divine Couple Sri Sri Radha-Krishna.
This mortal world is a stage set by the Supreme Lord Krishna and we have come here to play our part on this stage in this human form. Lord has given us free will and intelligence to play our role. In this regard, we must leave our independent nature and surrender to our Guru Varga and make spiritual advancement through the chanting of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. This way we can perfectly finish our role in this human birth and go back to the immortal blissful abode of the Supreme Lord Krishna.
Today is the auspicious Ekadashi, the holy Lunar day. This holy day is the mother of devotion and very dear to the Supreme Lord Krishna. We must observe this day by avoiding grains and chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra continuously. This process will allow us to stay close to the Supreme Lord Krishna and become blissful.