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Thank you so much for your service and patience. I have a question. Ever since I have taken up chanting, offering bhoga, and association with Devotees, I find that I am less interested in the topics my older friends like (i.e. Sex, gossip, etc.). I have so much history with these people, and they are dear to me. I am afraid to ask but I must; is it best to limit my association with them so that I may grow in Bhakti? Or should I try to tell them more about Krishna Consciousness (with Prabhupada’s books)?
I say that I am afraid to ask because I don’t feel like I am any better of a person than they are. Although my tastes have changed, I am still a know-nothing rascal. I feel that I am no Devotee, just a wannabe. I, however, do know that to move forward in Bhakti and to attain love for God I must have sadhu-sanga. I hope this makes sense to you and you understand what I am asking. I am really hoping you can give me a little clarity, Prabhu.
» Posted By L Ko On May 14, 2013 @ 6:37 am
I have gotten conflicting answers from Devotees in regards to whether we are actually associating with or following a pure Devotee if the only association we have is through their written words. I have a lot of Prabhupada’s books, as well as BV Narayana Maharaj’s books, and have been feeling as though it doesn’t matter if I remotely try to follow or even absorb what I’ve been reading because I’ve been told that it is not the same as “real” association and will not make much of a difference. Is there really no spiritual merit? Maybe “merit” isn’t the right word. I guess what I mean is this: After the pure Devotee has left this world, what does an aspiring Devotee do? How far into Spiritual life is it possible for them to delve into?
I’ve been feeling a little hopeless after hearing this. I continue to chant a little everyday, and continue to follow the regulative principles, but I’m afraid that I can’t really serve Krishna if I don’t have a pure Devotee instructing me, and I feel lost.
Jai Sri Sri Radha-Krsna!
» Posted By L Ko On March 2, 2013 @ 4:12 am
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. I have been interested in spiritual life for quite some time. The more I learn about this path, the more it makes sense and really resonates with me. I will continue to read and learn and inquire. Again, thank you so much. Hare Krishna!
» Posted By L Ko On April 26, 2012 @ 2:27 am
Hello again, Hare Krishna!
I had forgotten to ask the other question I had, and am grateful for any answer I receive. I understand many of the aspects of Krishna, of our true nature, etc. I’ve yet to read why we are here. To put it clearer, I understand human life is for purification and getting back to God, but I don’t understand why we’ve come into a material world that we must fight to get out of. Why were we placed here in Maya? This is the one question I keep meaning to ask, but forget until I’m alone! haha I would be very grateful if you could explain. Haribol!!!
» Posted By L Ko On April 17, 2012 @ 8:09 pm
I have so enjoyed learning from this website. I have been associating with a small group of Devotees in my city, and learning bit by bit. I have a question regarding the Gurudev.
I am wondering whether or not it was acceptable to accept a Gurdev who has already passed, or if it is required to surrender to a Gurdev who is still living. I cannot imagine any situation where I would actually be blessed enough to be in the presence of a Gurdev here (I live in a state that isn’t heavily populated with this sort of spirituality) and would like to know if there is only one way to accept a Gurdev. Thank you thank you thank you for any response you give. Haribol!
» Posted By L Ko On April 17, 2012 @ 7:49 pm