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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

Always thinking of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, worshiping Him, offering Him obeisances, that is Krsna consciousness movement. The Deity room offering obeisances, worshiping, chanting, dancing, always be engaged to offer respect and submission to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is the duty of everyone. Because all living entities are by constitution eternal servants. That is their healthy position. So long they remain servant of the Supreme, that is healthy. Same example, I have given many times, that my part and parcel of the body, this finger, so long it is fit to give service to the body, it is healthy. If it cannot give service, then it is diseased. Similarly, all living entities who are not giving, rendering any service to the Lord, they are simply working for sense gratification, that is diseased condition. And in the diseased condition, nobody can be happy. That is not possible. If you have got some disease, you cannot be happy.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 1.37-39, London, 27 July, 1973

Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

How can we progress from sadhana bhakti to raganuga-bhakti?

Sadhana-bhakti does not exclude raganuga-bhakti. It does not require lifetimes of commitment to vaidhi-sadhana-bhakti to come to the platform of raganuga-sadhana-bhakti. It sometimes takes lifetimes of association with devotees to develop a strong commitment to sadhana-bhakti, but once we have commited ourselves, we may come to the platform of spontaneous attraction to devotional service in one lifetime. To practice raganuga-bhakti requires commitment and taste. If we want to awaken taste, we must associate with devotees who already experience it and serve them. How can we serve such devotees? We can begin by hearing from them. Our qualification for advancement in sadhana-bhakti depends on the strength of our taste or attraction to Krishna. The more pronounced our taste, the greater our qualification. If we want to develop taste, then we must show Krishna that we want it. It is not improper to want a taste for spiritual life. But our service cannot become conditional upon whether or not we receive it. The whole purpose of service is to awaken taste.  Service should be rendered with yearning. If we do not yet yearn for Krishna with our whole heart, we should perform our service regretting that we do not yet have bhakti. That feeling will bring us to taste.
(LFD, Vol2, The Process for Awakening Bhakti, Pg 30 and 31


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