Satisfaction easily gotten— How’s that?

February 18, 2012 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Below we have a very simple explanation of how all our senses can be  satisfied easily, without much endeavor and there is NO bad karma coming back.  Rather one can be at once elevated to the blissful spiritual world by this age  old process. Chant Hare Krsna, do some arcana and take prasadam.
damaghosa das
>>> Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 2.59-69 — New York, April  29, 1966
Arcana-vidhi is to engage all the senses in the service of  the Lord. Of course, here there is no such example. But in India there  are temples. There are temples in which the Lord is so nicely decorated,  big, big temples. Especially in Vrndavana there are, where I have my  headquarters, there are five thousand temples. Out of that, about seven or eight  temples are very prominent and they’re very old. And one of the temples is my  residence, Radha-Damodara temple. Now, in, in all these temples the Deity, They  are so nicely decorated. Twenty-four hours, twenty-four hours, engagement is,  there is. In the early in the morning, early, there will be mangala-aratrika, at  four o’clock. The Lord… It is understood that Lord gets, gets up from His  sleeping. So the first there is offering of worship which is called  mangala-aratrika. Now, then there is bhoga-aratrika. Then there is dress,  dressing of the Lord, decorating the Lord. Then offering foodstuff. Then… And  so on, so on. There are so many programs that all the devotees, they are engaged  fully. They see nicely decorated. If you want artistic decoration, just apply it  to the Lord. See how artistically He’s decorated. So that satisfies the demands  of my eyes. In every temple nice musical sound is going on. If you there, you  sit down for a time, and you hear, and you become satisfied. So the ear is  satisfied. The eyes are satisfied. Then you take very nice, palatable, I mean to  say, foodstuff, offered to the Deity, and you are offered the prasadam as  remnants. So these arrangements are there. And, not only in Vrndavana, in every  town, still the system is going on. That means our senses, in a different way,  they’re engaged. They’re engaged, spiritually engaged. So that process is very  good for the neophytes. Those who are beginners, the arcana process, the Deity  worship in the temple, is very nice. But apart from all those engagements, where  it is not possible, this singing or glorifying the Supreme Lord or this simple  song — Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama,  Rama Rama, Hare Hare — it will elevate certainly to the highest extent if you  do it very nicely and seriously. Atma-vasyair vidheyatma prasadam adhigacchati.  Prasade sarva-duhkhanam hanir asyopajayate. And as soon as you are  satisfied, then your all miseries are ended.