Human life is meant for subduing the modes of passion and ignorance and advancing in the mode of goodness.
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.10.8,
Impurities in heart make it so complexed that simple spiritual truths do not appeal to the person.
One who chants the holy name of the Lord is immediately freed from the reactions of unlimited sins, even if he chants indirectly [to indicate something else], jokingly, for musical entertainment, or even neglectfully. This is accepted by all the learned scholars of the scriptures.
Srimad Bhagavatam 6.2.14,
It is dangerous for a spiritual master to accept almost any aspirant. Although it is an aspect of mercy, it is dangerous. The danger also depends on the spiritual potency of the particular guru. Without sufficient potency, a few offensive or faithless disciples can lead to the guru’s fall.
Once Srila Prabhupada was teaching, how to appreciate the mercy of Lord Gaura Nitai. The mercy is so great that even the rocks melt, even the birds and the animals they crying in separation. After hearing all the philosophy and after everything is explained, of course one can theoretically understand, but still, to really understand, what is love of Krishna? One has to taste it. One can explain what is mango? its, Vitamin-C content, fat content, protein content, carbohydrate content, this vitamin, that vitamin, this fibre, this type of skin, this thickness of skin, this colour, you can get all the details but even you can say this much sugar content this everything, but still it doesn't tell you how it taste like? If you taste it, then you will get another level of understanding what it the mango. What is devotional service has been explained by Rupa Goswami here in Caitanya Caritamrita, but to really understand we need to taste it, even a drop of it and that is possible only by the mercy of Gaura-Nitai because they are so much absorbed in love of Krishna.
Its difficalt to say who is a bigger fool, one who things himself to be happy in this material world or one who thinks he will become happy by his plans in the future.
We cannot realize the presence of Krishna while chanting the holy names, only because our chanting is not at the level of ‘shuddha nama’ i.e. offense less chanting.
The material world is a dangerous place to be in. It's dangerous because there is a temptation of illusory energy; there is danger at every step.
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