Why is My Devotional Bliss Unsteady?

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Why is My Devotional Bliss Unsteady?

Postby backtohome » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:12 pm

Question: Why is My Devotional Bliss Unsteady?

Our dear Guru Maharaja,

Please accept our humble obeisances.
All glories to Prabhupada.
All glories to our Guru and Guru Mataji.

Please, kindly help me with this doubt. Why do I remain ecstatic sometimes and not always. Like for instance there are times when I do relish whatever I do for Krishna, like cooking prasadam, bathing the deities and trying to dress them nicely, chanting to the best of my ability and so forth. But sometimes things go exactly reverse, like I seem to ask, "Do I need to cook? Do I really need to bathe the deities?" etc. These feelings somehow make me sad. Why do I get like this and what should I do? Like a river never stops flowing, how can love towards Krishna be always flowing and not overcome by laziness? Please, Maharaja, show me the way.

Humbly yours,

Akhila
Minneapolis


Answer: You're Being Self-Centered Instead of Krishna-Centered

Even as we try to serve Lord Krishna, as long as we are looking for our own personal ecstasy, we will sometimes get it and sometimes not. The reason for this unsteadiness is that we are looking for our own ecstasy instead of thinking how to give ecstasy to Krishna.

But if we can reverse our thinking by always trying to give ecstasy to Krishna instead of] getting it for ourselves, we will be completely ecstatic in all times, places, and circumstances. Even in miserable situations, if we think of pleasing Krishna, our misery will go away.

In short, we must always act for Krishna's pleasure instead of our own. This is how we experience the real pleasure of Krishna consciousness.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari
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