Material joy has two problems. It makes one insensitive and irresponsible. But Spiritual joy makes one super sensitive and supper responsible.
Maya targets your chanting because it’s your most potent weapon against her. To the degree you allow her to distract you from chanting well, you become malleable to her will.
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.
Material world is not ment for settling down, but for getting out.
Surrenderance is the substance of devotional service.
As a kshatriya has no problems while taking the wounds on his chest. similarly a devotee has no problems taking wounds while serving Krishna.
If you want to develop a particular quality, then serve the devotee who has that quality.
Chanting is not just a process, it is a relationship. You and the holy name are together for two hours every day. If you are conscious of this while you chant, your chanting will dramatically improve.
As we know, the mind can be our friend or enemy. Here is a thought to ponder in this regard. “Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening.”
Natural life is when the power of love forces you to always do the right thing.
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