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Don't Prolong Your Time Here

Bhakta Jim Seymour
11 November 2005 [Posted Sun 13 Nov 2005]
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Dear Joseph,

Hare Krishna.  I got your long letter dated 10-27-05.  Wow, you have quite a story!  What can I say?  At the very end of your letter you asked about learning to sing and if there are books available about singing.  I don't want to sound harsh to you, Joseph, but really, my business in writing to you is not to become your "buddy" or your "pen pal", but to encourage you to make spiritual progress.  That is the only business of the human being.  We are not instructed by the Lord to waste our time trying to make adjustments here in this temporary material world so we can "enjoy".  This is our disease.  We are trying to become happy in a temporary place that is full of miseries.  That is not possible.  No one can remain here; as we come here to get treated for our material desires, then we must die.

Actually, we are all suffering.  That should be obvious to you in that you are incarcerated.  In the same way that you must get reformed, and do everything they tell you to so that you can get released from prison, similarly as eternal spirit souls, we must also surrender to God, try to serve Him, and ultimately love Him, so that we can go back to home, back to Godhead, where life is eternal, full of knowledge and bliss.  Even the Christians teach this about Jesus Christ.  When Jesus was asked by his disciples, "What is the greatest commandment in the Law?" he replied, "The greatest commandment is to love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart, all thy mind and all thy soul.  Then the second commandment is likened unto the first, Love thy neighbor as thyself."

So, I will gladly answer any of your spiritual questions for you. That's my service to you, to tell you the absolute truth.  It would be wrong of me to falsely encourage you to prolong your "time" here in this "prison house" of the material world.  In the meantime, please chant the Hare Krishna mantra:

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare


If you do it everyday, even for a few minutes, you WILL notice subtle changes for the better.  Things will become clear to you, and you will be in resonance and harmony with your surroundings.  Try it, you'll see.  Make an experiment, "OK, I'm going to chant Hare Krishna everyday for 10 minutes for a month."  You won't be disappointed!

Sincerely your servant,

James Seymour


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