Have you ever seen an aristocratic, a traditional Indian house?
There must be a courtyard in the middle, for different purposes, for ventilation, and also, there, are inner quarters. On the outer quarters of the house, next to the door are public rooms, these are the rooms where guests are received, these are the rooms where business is conducted.
But on the inner quarters of the house, along the courtyard, the family resides. The ladies, the children, they will be there, using those courtyard rooms. And in this way, everything is perfectly arranged. In the same way, the heart also has its outer rooms and its inner rooms. On the outer side, there are the rooms where we have public exchange the rooms which we share with anyone and everyone.
But on the inner side, there are the private rooms. They are only, only, our more intimate friends are getting entrance on that inner courtyard within our heart. And then, then there is the innermost chamber, and in the Caitanya Caritamrita it is mentioned, that, in the innermost chamber there should be Sacinandan. There should be the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
So that is the question. As to what is there in our innermost chamber?
Our hidden desires. That which we will tell no one, that which no one knows. And it’s those hidden desires that we have to give up, and simply allow the Lord to enter there. By aligning our desires, with the desire of the Lord gradually, the Lord will manifest in our innermost chamber.
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