If you want to be Krsna consciousness, nothing will stop you. If you don’t want to be Krsna conscious, nothing can help you.
To feel bad that I am not more Krsna conscious is good if the focus is on Krsna. To feel bad that I am not more Krsna conscious is bad if the focus is on how bad you feel (i.e. the focus is on you.) The former is transcendental and the latter is in the […]
— Mahatma Das
Dear …, I wanted to send you a note to remind you how much mercy is always available to you. I saw you yesterday as you were talking with your devotee friends about Me. This gives Me great pleasure, and the bliss you were feeling was just My way of reciprocating. I saw you sleeping […]
Low self esteem is self indulgent neurotic behavior. It is self centered and makes you weak because you have no shelter. Humility makes you strong, both because you are not thinking of yourself and because you feel helpless, and thus take more shelter of Krsna’s power.
Some of the positive thoughts we need to cultivate for our Japa sessions: I happily and enthusiastically welcome the holy names every Japa session. I get to chant, I want to chant, and I love to chant. I easily chant my prescribed number of rounds with focus and attention. My beads are my […]
The more we know, the more we realize how little we know. Similarly, the closer we come to Krsna, the more we realize how far away we really are. The more we realize how far we are from Krsna, the more we realize what is separating us from Him. The more we realize what is […]
As devotees we are tempted to get others to think we are more Krsna conscious than we really are. Yes, we may get some false satisfaction when people think we are spiritually advanced. However, the irony is that the need to be seen as advanced is what is preventing us from actually becoming advanced.
I was shocked, confused, bewildered As I entered Goloka’s door; Not by the beauty of it all, Nor the light or its decor. But it was the devotees in Goloka That I was amazed to see; I knew them all on the earth But they had so little bhakti. There stood my sankirtan […]
Please click here → and read it before you proceed further into this post. Question: Thank you prabhu for sharing the wonderful verse 11.20.27-28 from the SB. I have a doubt here. I do have some faith in the narrations of HIS glories but yet the stage of being disgusted with material activities has not […]