Cleaning the Dirt Within the Heart
When an old fountain is neglected, the stale water grows algae and starts to attract mosquitoes. But if the fountain is maintained, the water will be clean, plants and flowers will flourish around it and the honeybees will enjoy their nectar. The birds will come and take a bath in the water and sing melodiously. In the same way, if we start to chant God’s Name, the layers of dirt in our hearts will be washed away and love will start to flow from us.
In his Shikshashtakam, the God of Love, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, says: “The chanting of the Holy Name cleanses the dirt within the heart. It increases the ocean of bliss, and it enables us to taste the nectar of love completely.”