Life is full of so many decisions, big and small. Without knowing the results of our decisions, we can get stuck or choose wrongly. There are many systems taught to leaders, managers, or people in general, for making good decisions, but none of them can promise full satisfaction with our choices. Frankly, it’s even hard to know what is a big decision and what’s a small decision! Sometimes seemingly small decisions can have a large impact and seemingly large decisions have little effect. The solution is to change our internal consciousness–to clean the fog from an internal mirror, so to speak. Then all is clear and we naturally and automatically know what to do in all circumstances. Such a state of mind cannot be faked, hoped-for, or imagined. It is practically and dramatically experienced, though the cleaning process is generally gradual.
“If we engage ourself always chanting, hearing about Kṛṣṇa,
śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ
hṛdy antaḥ-stho hy abhadrāṇi
vidhunoti suhṛt satām
“Then gradually the dirty things within our heart will be cleansed, and there will be clear direction what to do in which circumstances and how to do it. Everything will come.
Because vijñānena vijṛmbhitaḥ. Kṛṣṇa is there. He’s full of knowledge, scientific knowledge. Vijñānena. This very word is used, vijñānena. Not only jñāna, but vijñānena. Tactfully, everything perfectly will come. Simply we have to link our lost relationship. We are always in Kṛṣṇa touch, but at the present moment, due to the illusory energy of māyā, we have forgotten that we are always connected with Kṛṣṇa. This has to be, this illusion, this dirty things has to be moved; then our original relationship will be established, and our life will be perfect. That is the process of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.”
lecture Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.31 — November 10, 1972, Vṛndāvana