Friday, August 5, 2016

Joy of Devotion


Krsna is Supreme personality of Godhead and any activity done to please him gives joy to him as well as you. He is the master of the senses so when you satisfy his senses your senses get automatically satisfied. Devotion is easiest and natural way to be joyful. In fact, krsna in 2nd chapter of Bhagwat Gita says” One who is not connected with the Supreme personality of Godhead can have neither transcendental intelligence nor a steady mind, without which there is no possibility of peace. And how can there be any happiness without peace? And how can we get connected to Krsna? Simple!! Just by performing loving devotional service- mainly hearing his pass times and chanting of his name.

Devotional service performed under the guidance of spiritual master is bound to increase your “Joy of devotion” day by day.  As Chaitanya Mahaprabhu – the combine incarnation of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna says in his teachings known as “Shikshastakam”: Cheto darpan marjanam bhava davagni nirvapanam shreyaha kairava chandrika vitaranam Vidya vadhu jivanama anandambudhi vardhanam pratipadam purnamrita swadanam sarvatma svapanam param vijayate sri krsna sankirtanam”

The congregational chanting of hare krsna maha mantra cleanses our heart and all the dust accumulated for the years and years. It helps us to taste the nectar of devotion. When we continuously engage our senses in pleasing the lotus feet of Krsna; it increases the ocean of transcendental bliss. When our mind is completely washed of all material contamination through the loving devotional service, we become eligible to taste the joy of devotion. As they rightly say” the proof of pudding is in the eating”, unless and until we get freed from clutches of Maya and get out of the bodily conception of life, we cannot get the higher taste in devotion.

One has to properly study the science of devotion. As Krsna says in the 9th chapter of Bhagwat Gita” This knowledge is the king of education, the most secrets of all the secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct perception of the self by realization, it is perfection of religion. It is everlasting and it is joyfully performed”. So how we can imbibe and inculcate this king of knowledge? The answer is by inquiring submissively from the spiritual master and by rendering service unto him. The self realized soul can impart knowledge because they have seen the truth. AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupad has created a platform by creating “International Society for Krsna consciousness “ for the conditioned souls to get connected with Krsna and his internal potency Radha. 

This human birth is rarest of rare gift bestowed upon us. We cannot afford to lose this chance and get caught in chain of repeated birth and death. If we want to achieve perfection in this life then we have to accept our scriptures such as Gita and Srimat Bhagwatam to get out of this miserable world. The Joy of devotion lies in following the yuga dharma which is chanting of Hare Krsna maha mantra.

Just chant Hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare
Hare ram hare ram ram ram hare hare & be happy…


1 comment:

Kousalya Subramanya said...

Excellent article.. I love to read your articles more and more prabhuji... Waiting for upcoming article :-)