Diamonds in an Iron Mine

There is an ancient culture, whose central point was in india some thousands of years ago. That culture produced many works of history and prophecy collected in books called “Poorana”. In the Poorana named “Vishnu” there is a quote from a sage named Parashara (the founder of Ancient Astrology, by the way). He says:

The age of iron [our current age] is black and full of problems, but has one amazing virtue: spiritual enlightenment can be had by an extremely simple method: pronouncing the names of Vishnu [Godhead].

Even without spiritual motivation, one who pronounces those names will lose their ill karmas! By chanting the names of Vishnu for just one day and night a person living in the age of iron achieves what it takes ten years of deity worship to achieve in the age of brass, what it takes a hundred years of sacrifice to achieve in the age of silver, and what it takes a thousand years of meditation to achieve in the golden age!

The only sadness is that age of iron people will scoff at this idea.

The age we live in is a mine of iron and silicon and electricity and soot. But there is a vein of diamond in a neglected tunnel.

7 thoughts on “Diamonds in an Iron Mine

  1. What are the names of Vishnu in particular that this refers to? Is it said within the text?

    1. The Yuga Avatar (Sri Caitanya) prescribes the most powerful formula of names as Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare. Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. However taking a normal approach to the spiritual process of… the sacred name is counter-efficacious. The spiritual name is meant to evoke the concomitant yuga-artha: bhakti. In plain English – the sacred name of god is meant to create a feeling of LOVE, and that loving feeling attracts godhead to COME TO YOU.

      Factually the name is supremely powerful in any age. However in this age it is being “promoted” (like a store promoting a product it always carries, when the season is correct for the sale of that product) because we are intellectual pygmies in this age of quarrel and soot. We simply can not even begin to get a foothold on any other path – try as we might, and as much as we might fancy ourselves adepts.

      1. Thanks for the response.

        “Counter-efficacious” is an interesting term, I have not come across that term before!

        One bit about the text though:

        “Even without spiritual motivation, one who pronounces those names will lose their ill karmas!”

        When it mentions here “without spiritual motivation” what exactly it is referring to?

        If a person had no spiritual motivation, why would they bother doing something that is prescribed to create spiritual enlightenment?

        Is it referring to people who are deluding themselves into thinking they are spiritually motivated when infact they are not really that sincere in their quest?

        1. most people partaking in religious or spiritual things are only doing so out of habbit, social expectations, family traditions, or sometimes out of curiousity or jest. thats what it is reffering to.

  2. So what ARE the names of Vishru [Godhead]? and Who wouldn’t acquire as to such when following the statement prior?? Please help me that?

    1. Any name of Vishnu

      There is a famous section in the Indian literature called “1000 names of Vishnu”

      In other places like the Upanishad of the Age of Iron (Kali santarayan upanishad) we hear: harer Nama harer Nama harer Nama Eva kevalam. Kalau nastyeva nastyeva nastyeva gatir anyataha. “I the age of iron there is no alternative to the name Hari”

      The avatar (incarnation) fir the age of iron is Sri Caitanya who most fully represented the famous “hare Krishna” mantra as the most effective combination of Vishnus names for this age

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

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