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One must according to their sincerity and capacity must restrain our senses on those things, which are unfavourable for devotional service, and simultaneously we must fix our consciousness on Krishna by engaging in positive activities of devotional service. In all situations we can shelter of Krishna by chanting His name, by associating with His devotees, reading His books and hearing His message. By channelising our physical energy in something that is productive service. The ideal mind is devils workshop, when the mind is idle, it is very easily subjugated by Maya or the force of illusion. Therefore if we keep our mind busy with Krishna with sincerity with proper association then gradually we become purified. And if we are sincere as it is said god help those who help themselves, if we try according to our sincere best, Krishna will help us. But we need the association of devotees, we need the blessings of great souls and then we can overcome all obstacles.

-H.H.Radhanath Swami

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Rupa Goswani explains in Krishna consciousness this type of detachment (to become indifferent; not attracted, not averse) we can use in for Krishna’s service that is the highest platform for self-realization. In India it is a tradition that sanyasis cannot leave if a sanyasi leaves India he is doomed to be drowned in the ocean of Western material enjoyment and all the propaganda around it. Srila Prabhupada experiencing the highest taste of Krishna consciousness; he was truly detached on the order of his Guru Maharaj, he left alone with no company, no servant,s no bramacharis, no Godbrothers; New York city the very heart of Maya’s fortress of illusion. He just started right in alone, he was not attracted, he was not averse, he was to the principle of self gratification, he was attracted to the principle of surrendering and devotion that we must have and by and by his compassion and mercy those people that were considered most untouchable became transformed into great Vaisnavas by the power of
Krishna coming through his devotional service.

– H.H.Radhanath Swami

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