Be fired up in Krishna Consciousness
Sadhu sangha is a faster purifier of one’s consciousness. If we want Krishna in this human life, we need to go all cylinders fired up! If we move at our comfort pace, then we will end up where everyone else is, that is nowhere. Sadhu sangha, intense Harinams, intense kathas, strict sadhana and pure life. Such people get Radharani.
‘A little of everything’ doesn’t work. It chokes up the bhakti plant very quickly. Best gift that Krishna can give one is mood to progress, not the mood to be lethargic. Human life is a life of responsibility. Proper chanting and daily 1 hour of reading/hearing keeps one in proper spirit. If this is not done, then one loses interest and doesn’t feel like chanting. It seems like a burden and taste in other things increase.
HH Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur said enthusiastic Krishna Consciousness is our oxygen. Without it we are spiritually dead. 200 years ago, we didn’t have smart(idiot) phones, we didn’t have smart(idiot) TVs. No distractions. People could chant and hear nicely. Nowadays except Hari, we want everything. Maya can get into our finger tips.
Songs without Krishna, visuals without Krishna, tasting food without Krishna, smelling scents without Krishna.
Hence, Srimad Bhagavatam verses must be studied to know what is right and what is wrong. Srimad Bhagavatam is right, not anyone else. Srimad Bhagavatam says senses should be given for the Lord, time and this life should be given for the Lord. In that we have our ultimate benefit. Narayana Bhattadri is not mad, Sant Tukaram is not crazy. Why will they give all their life for Bhagavan. They gave up all enjoyments of this world, which means that the joy of Bhakti is higher than the material pleasure of this world. They never gave up the worldly pleasures in two minds. Should I give up or no. Joy of bhakti is far greater than even the position of being a President of any country. This they realized and we haven’t.
We are simply saying and then forgetting next minute and running after a pani puri not offered to Krishna or some latest movie song. They were fixed. Their sadhana was like lines on stone. Shastric reading is necessary to know what is right and to act on it. We have taste to speak everything all day and day after day, but 7 mins of japa…..ohh mind is running and lips don’t move. Rupa Goswami says the holy name is like a sugar candy, but we taste it like cyanide.