The self is a spark of the fire of Consciousness. In connection with her Source, the self is alive with being, knowing and loving. Disconnected she perceives her existence as temporary, doubtful, and unhappy—the exact opposite of who she really is!
The spark who recognizes her dependence on the illuminating Source Fire and seeks her shelter there, can maintain the brilliance of her own “spark-ness,” (or uncover it) and is granted eyes to see Reality.
To stay connected with the magic of our self, to experience our self as spirit, the Upanishads whisper many secrets in mantras. But there is one especially hidden and esoteric mantra known as the maha-mantra, or the great mantra, that has revealed “the most sublime way.”
It is the mantra recommended for those who hanker to experience the world as a love affair.
Of course, we don’t refer to temporary, sexual, or physical love, but the transcendent love of the soul with our Divine Significant other.
The Kali Shantarana Upanishad discreetly discloses love’s potent mantra: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
By singing love’s secret mantra, we find spirit’s way; we remain ignited by our Fire Source: full of warmth, light, and our innate potency to co-create intensifies.
Love’s mantra grants us the inclination, knowing, and potency to illuminate the world with love.
Why? Because Hare is present in the mantra. Hare is the name of Radha, the Feminine Divine, who is the personification of wise-love. Radha’s divine love is so powerful she subjugates the Supreme—topples him from his throne—exemplifying that love is supreme, even greater than the Eternal Person. Radha is the fountainhead of all goddesses, spiritual and material. By chanting the maha-mantra we’re escorted into the world of love.
Radha desires to invest each of us with a drop of her oceanic loving capacity. Her generosity and favor make the maha-mantra unparalleled among all mantras.
The more the maha-mantra is attentively sung or softly chanted, the more we become radiant with the experience of our self and our connection with our Source, our joyful Significant Other.
To discovering your self, your Source, and the love between you,