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When Will I Have Spiritual Visions?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:12 pm
by backtohome
Question: When Will I Have Spiritual Visions?

I have taken up chanting Hare Krishna on the japa mala beads, but I have not yet had any spiritual visions. What will my first vision be, and how much time will I need to spend chanting japa before I will have my first vision?

D.G.

Answer: First Qualify Yourself

The spiritual vision experienced by a devotee is that he will be able to see God directly face to face, eye to eye. But such a spiritual vision is not a cheap thing that one can chant for a few minutes and God will be appear, just like rubbing a magic lamp to get a genie manifest himself. To qualify oneself to see God one must fully dedicate his life in devotion to the Supreme Personality of Godhead under the guidance of a bona fide spiritual master, the spiritual master who teaches strictly according to the instructions given by Lord Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita.

Please also note that in this connection Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur has instructed us that we should not try to see God. He said that instead we should try to act in such a way that God will want to see us. This is the secret of how to see God. When God wants to see us, we have the opportunity to see Him. We have to qualify ourselves by become fully absorbed in pure devotional service by always chanting the holy names of God and giving up all sinful activities. In this way, in due course of time we will become completely purified and God will kindly reveal Himself to us face to face, eye to eye.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari