Simply because he is engaged in Kṛṣṇa consciousness he automatically gives up all this nonsense and develops a high character. Write. Mangalacaran ¶, Those effects described as “almost mature” refer to the distress from which one is suffering at present, and the effects “lying as seed” means that in the core of the heart there is a certain stock of sinful desires which are like seeds. Pure devotional service automatically puts one in transcendental pleasure. Preface. Kṛṣṇa attracts everyone, but devotional service attracts Kṛṣṇa. ¶, How the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement can attract the attention of the whole world and how each and every man can feel pleasure in this Kṛṣṇa consciousness is stated in the Padma Purāṇa as follows: “A person who is engaged in devotional service in full Kṛṣṇa consciousness is to be understood to be doing the best service to the whole world and to be pleasing everyone in the world. Spell. For example, one can make water enter into his eye and then again come out from within the eye. But all such endeavors can hardly offer anyone devotional service to the Lord, not even if one tries for it by such processes for many, many thousands of births.” ¶, In the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam it is also confirmed by Prahlāda Mahārāj that merely by personal efforts or by the instructions of higher authorities one cannot attain to the stage of devotional service. Others, who are not in Kṛṣṇa consciousness but are trying to become great mystics or great ritual performers, cannot advance like the devotees. Nectar Of Devotion: Chapter 01 – Characteristics of Pure Devotional Service. He is suffering in the present life the results of sinful activities from his past life, and he is meanwhile creating further sufferings for his future life. And this can be accomplished very easily by chanting the mahā-mantra, or Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra, as recommended by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. By this prākāmya power one can achieve anything he likes. A devotee is nevertheless always alert not to commit any sinful activities; this is his specific qualification as a devotee. He was quite happy in his present position and wanted only to gain unflinching faith and devotion unto the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya. Text 1: Chapter 1: Characteristics of Pure Devotional Service. In Bhagavad-gītā it is confirmed that the mahātmās, or great souls, are under the protection of daivī prakṛti, the internal energy-Rādhārāṇī. ¶, A person is born in a brāhmaṇa family or in a family of dog-eaters due to his past activities. Thus the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam states that by performing devotional service a person who was born even in a family of dog-eaters may become eligible to take part in the performance of the ritualistic ceremonies recommended in the Vedas. On account of a devotee’s high grade of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, even the demigods like to live with him, and therefore it can be understood that the qualities of the demigods have developed within his body.” ¶, On the other hand, a person who is not in Kṛṣṇa consciousness has no good qualities. This siddhi is called prāpti, or acquisition. Kṛṣṇa can easily offer a person material happiness or even liberation, but He does not agree very easily to award a person engagement in His devotional service. BUT it is not satisfied, For persons who are now engaged in Krsna Consciousness, What does example of "seeing oneself in the morning" refer to, Real self realisation and realisation of krsna go together simultaneously, Give reasons for comparision of great devotees to Makara, They don't care for the shallow rivers of liberation, We should not think ourselves great preachers, Free from material desires accept desire to serve krsna, Unfavourable forms of renunciation (mayavadis, ...), Immediate relief from all kinds of material distress, Aprarabdha - Immature sinful reactions that we will suffer in the future, Aprarabdha Phalam (not to be experienced in this life).
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