Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur used to say "Fake it until you make it"

"When Ravana couldn't console Sita to marry him, he asked Kumbakarna to give him some idea. Then Kumbakarna suggested Ravana to assume the form of Lord Rama. Ravana replied, if he wants to take the form of Rama, then he has to meditate on that form. If he starts meditating on that form of Rama, then the tinge of Gunavaan quality of Lord Rama will change him completely and he can see Sita as his mother only. If meditating on Rama's form for a moment can have such an effect, just imagine how much effect it will have if we meditate on the glorious qualities of Lord Rama all the time?!