Radhanath Swami Speaking About Cleansing the Mind by Chanting

Radhanath Swami - Cleansing the mind

The mind is meant to reflect into the world through our senses the love of God.  But now our mind is so dirty and dusty with so many attachments and so many polluted ideas that the truth of God’s love, which is within our heart, is going into our mind, but not reflecting anything.  It is only reflecting dust.

The chanting of the name of God cleanses the mirror of the mind, and when it is cleansed the mind becomes the most beautiful pristine instrument to reflect God’s love through everything we do.  Then we can perform work in compassion rather than greed, in truth rather than in ignorance, with honesty rather than dishonesty, in the spirit of love rather than envy, with a sincere desire to help others.

By Radhanath Swami


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  • Pradeep Iyer

    I have seen Radhanath Swami chant, his words are like a reflection of his own example.

  • ganesh avhad

    Thank you maharaj for sharing the essence of chanting

  • Raj Narang

    Hari Bollll….. Thank You Maharaj…..

  • Sanjay S

    This explanation is evidence of the cleanliness of Radhanath Swami’s mind.

  • Satish

    The mind’s functional intricacies are explained in a very simple manner by Radhanath Swami

  • Anant Bhat

    Maharaj rightly said about the original position of the Mind which is with full of God’s Love & when it comes with material world it will be polluted. So chanting is purify our mind. Very nice articlle..

  • B.J. ARORA

    Radhanath Swami has so nicely glorified the chanting of God’s Holy name.

  • Anoop Goyal

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for inspiring me to chant the names of God properly

  • Sumit

    Radhanath Swami always try to make us realize how important is “Trinad Api Sunichena, Taroor eve sahishnuna, Amanena mandena, Kirtaniya sada Hari”.

  • Jagdish Majethiya

    Great article – Thank you so much Maharaj for the nectar.

  • umesh

    Very nice explanation by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj about how the chanting helps us to become instruments of God’s love.

  • madhura

    Amazing article.

  • Dr. Niketa

    Maharaj has made such straight forward, yet deep and insight giving statements: ” Then we can perform work in compassion rather than greed, in truth rather than in ignorance, with honesty rather than dishonesty…’ Amazing..filled with real pearls of wisdom..
    If applied by all, then the world will become Vaikuntha…Tx swamiji for such insight.

  • abhay

    Thanks. I have same experience of mind getting cleaner and cleaner and sense of bliss along with it.

  • Navkishor Das

    Chanting is the essence. Spiritual life depand 99% on chanting. thank you very much maharaj

  • chaitanya dasa

    Hi, swami, my dearest of friends, Gary told me your were just in Malibu and had a wonderful vist. I think of you all the time and stay close to you in the heart. I hope the book tour is going well monk.
    Well we still are Garys best of friends so I look foward to seeing you soon and thank you for all the blissfull time we have spent together. Blessings unto you Maharaj. Chaitanya

  • sagarika

    Indeed, chanting is the tried and tested formula for cleaning dirty minds that we have, so easily explained by Radhanath Swami Maharaj

  • Parag Udeshi

    Maharaj thank you for explaining this wonderful formula to cleanse the mind which is very practical too.

  • Anand

    Thank you for inspiring the chant more sincerely

  • Vaishali Kamat

    Radhanath Swami’s Love of God is reflected in his every walk of life. That shows what a sparkling clean mind does he have.

  • Rajesh


  • Abhishek C

    The mind acts as a mirror reflecting the true contents of our self.
    Radhanath Swami teaches us how to clean it to the extent that it starts reflecting love of GOD inherent, but presently dormant, in each one of us.

  • sachin komble

    Chanting the name of God evaporate the all bad qualities within us.Thanks to Radhanath swami.

  • Ravi

    A complex concept made simple.

  • N Swaminathan

    When the mind is a clean mirror our work is the reflection of God’s love – and chanting cleans the mirror – I will write this down and paste it on a prominent place in my house and office.

  • vinay rachh

    A very practical tip to clean the dust in the heart.

  • Saurabh Vinayak

    Chanting the Holy Names is the only process to get rid of the contamination of mind. Radhanath Swami always stresses on attentive chanting.

  • Sridama sakha das

    Wonderful thought to use the mind as an instrument to reflect God’s love in all that we do. Normally we look at the mind as a hindrance. Nice thought.

  • Manish Parmar

    Radhanath Swami has clearly explained, how chanting can clear the cob-webs in our mind. Thank you very much.

  • Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Abhijit Toley

    Cleansing the heart by chanting makes our life light and beautiful; we no longer need to carry all the impurities around wherever we go.

  • vineeta

    wonderful.thank you

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

    Thank you very much for sharing such a nice article. Only Sadhu like Radhanath Swami explain in such a simple way the importance of chanting.

  • Dr.Komal Dalal

    swamiji your formula worked very nicely for my two patients.Thank you very much

  • Radhanath Swami makes complicated subject so simple that even a dumb person could easily understand

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj is giving beautiful analogy

  • Renuka

    Thanks for helping us understand one of the important reason for chanting.

  • nitin gupta

    Such deep thought with such simlicity is only possible when one is pure at heart. I thank H H Radhanath swami Maharaj

  • Gopasana

    superb observation and viewpoint

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    This article of Radhanath Swami on cleansing of mind through the chanting of Holy names of God is very much the need of the hour. To control our own anarthas of the heart is itself diffivult and what to speak of curbing the external influences and attractions of this world. One must take up chanting of holy names of God and as Radhanath Swami mentions, there is no other way in this age which is more effective.

  • veenabangera

    Chanting the name of the God cleans the mirror of the mind. Good realisation Maharaj.

  • Amol

    Thanks for such a wonderful & easy formula

  • seema

    A beautiful explanation indeed!And how simple!

  • Manish Raikundalia


  • Shyam Bihari Das

    We can only serve Maharajji sincerely and honestly if we keep our committment to Maharaj and chant purely. Maharaj, please empower me to serve you sincerely and honestly. Hari Bol!

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    Radhanath Swami explains incredibly difficult subjects like the mind in such a lucid way, which shows the clarity in HIS mind.

  • Kalasudha

    Only when our mind is freed from all kinds of misgivings, can we truly relish the Holy Names. The cleansing process of the mind is through chanting the Holy Names which clears the dust from the mirror of the mind, misgivings like lust, pride, greed, envy anger, illusion. Only then, when our minds are filled with love and compassion for others, will we become proper instruments in the service of the Lord and His representative, the Spiritual Master. Thank you, Radhanath Swami, for sharing this profound philosophy in such a simple manner.

  • Nisha

    So true….Harer Naam Harer Naam Harer Naam Kevalam!

  • Rajeev

    Vey nice article. Thanks for sharing.

  • anjanadri

    Beautiful thoughts by Radhanath swami about how chanting the holy names of God can cleanse our minds. I hope and pray that I can chant attentively so as to serve God in a pure manner.

  • Pawan Sabharwal

    These are realised words of Radhanath Swami.
    He reflects what he is speaking about.


    chanting is the essence. we need to chant wholeheartedly.

  • Mukund

    very inspiring


    this is so true. it is the most practical and sublime way in which a person could actually connect with the Supreme Lord.

  • Uday

    This is the one of the many benefits of chanting the Holy names. Jai!

  • There is only one way to attain self-realization and that is by chanting the holy name of the Lord. Only pure devotees like HH Radhanath Maharaj can make us realize the potency of the Holy name.

  • Rajesh

    Swami ji this tip will really help me to do my japa meditation in a better way. Thank you!

  • Preeti

    krsna’s name is so pure, if we we chant His name with sincerety and without any offenses we can be free from all materail desire and become very blissfull

  • Meer Sharma

    Our mind full of dust does not let us focus on the holy name. As by chanting gradually our mind becomes clear, it reflects the love of God. Thank you Maharaj for disclosing the secret of the mind, it inspires us to chant properly.

  • Radhanath Swami is so true i have personal experience whenever i sincerely chant 16 rounds in the morning i feel blessed there is desire to serve but if rounds are compromised all anarthas / weeds start popping out

  • Sheetal Maheshwari


  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining the wonderful results of cleansing the mind through chanting of the holy names – Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

  • mona

    Radhanath Swami has wonderfully revealed the real activity of a pure mind.Thank You Maharaj

  • bipin

    All GLories To H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Haribol. What else can be an easier way of cleansing our mind.

    Hare Krishna

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    As Radhanath swami says else where, the chanting of Lord’s name is meant for purification of mind. This is the mercy of great souls like Radhanath Swami to always think to genuinely help others.

  • Thankyou for explaining the process the purification so nicely.

  • Vinay Malani

    As told by Radhanath Swami, the chanting of the Holy Names of God is the most effective way of cleaning our mind & heart and thereby attracting the unlimited mercy & blessings of the Supreme Lord.

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj is speaking wonderfully on the benefits of chanting.

  • prashant v

    the spirit soul is pure, but because of contact with matter it becomes contaminated, to remove that contamination form the mind the only recommended method is the chanting of the Holy names of Lord then that dormant love of god will waken in our hearts

  • Aishwarya

    Radhanath Swami has wonderfully revealed the real activity of a pure mind.

  • Simply by chanting purely and not offending Vaishanavas we can plz Krsna, Who will cleanse our heart personally and award us eternal residence in Goloka.

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Thanks for explaining the glory of chanting the name of God.

  • Shantipur Nath das

    Chanting=easiest way to kill the internal enemies like greed, ignorance, dishonesty etc

  • KGdd

    Radhanath Swami describes the true reason of our inability to manifest noble qualities- unclean mind.
    Thus, all our efforts to train and produce exemplary boils down to nothing if are not addressing the true malady, the contaminated mind.

  • sangharatna bhamare

    transcendental sound vibration is what we need . Thank you maharaj.

  • Girish

    Radhanath Swami has explained a difficult thing so simply. Thank you.

  • sharda gokarn

    Great thinking. Thank you Maharaj !

  • Naveen

    Wonderfully said, thanks to Radhanath Swami

  • Ram Mohan Gupta

    Amazing description by Radhanath Swami Maharaj. I feel my mind can also reflect more and more the love of God – as it gets purified by chanting.

  • Raj Narang

    Thank you so much maharaj…

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Chanting of the holy names works in a most dynamic yet systematic manner cleansing thoroughly our dirty minds and hearts. But there is a certain condition to that… as Radhanath Swami always stresses, we must chant in a humble state of mind begging for the mercy of the supreme lord which can carry us to a spiritual realm by a power beyond our own!

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Chanting of the holy names works in a most dynamic yet systematic manner cleansing thoroughly our dirty minds and hearts. But there is a certain condition to that… we must chant in a humble state of mind begging for the mercy of the supreme lord which can carry us to a spiritual realm by a power beyond our own!

  • M Pandu Rangayya Shetty

    If the mind is pure, one can do glorious acts. Radhanath Swami does anything and everything in a glorious way which shows how pure his mind is! He insists everyone of us to cleans our mind to help others spiritually. All glories to Radhanath Swami.

  • vinay rachh

    thankyou maharaj for sharing such wonderful thought on chanting’s effect

  • Ravi Garg

    Cheto darpanam marjanam……Lord Chaitanya said that chanting cleanses the mirror of the heart…..thanks swamiji for reminding us

  • Yudhisthira

    Radhanath Swami uses such beatiful English words “beautiful pristine instrument”

  • Vinay Malani

    Our dirty mind can be cleansed of all impurities by chanting the Holy Names of God in association of His pure devotees such as Radhanath Swami.

  • Anita Iyer

    I have personally seen the effects of chanting the holy name in our life. It has helped me give up many bad habits and helped me become a better person. Thank you, Radhanath Swami.

  • Amol

    Thanks for revealing this secret Swamiji

  • Lucy

    Holy name can make impossible things possible!

  • Abhijit Toley

    The vivid analogy of the mind and the mirror makes beautiful reading. It brings to mind a brilliant vision of an object reflecting and redirecting the sunshine of God’s mercy into the darkness of this world.

  • Sagar Wadekar

    Maharaj has given us the way to control mind and make it our most dear friend. If mind is not our friend then it can be the most dangerous enemy. Thanks for sharing.. JAI !!!