Positive Practice

Sree Sree Guru Gaurangau Jayatah!

As long as the sweetness of Sri Krishna is not tasted, this tug-of-war
between worldly attraction and Krishna bhakti will continue. We cannot
give up our attraction for worldly objects unless and until we get the
taste of the transcendental sweetness of Name, Form, Attributes and
Pastimes of Sri Krishna. Of course, even at the stage of Sadhana-Bhakti
we can have some feeling of the transcendental sweetness of Sri Krishna.
Progress in the Sadhana depends on the intensity of our devotional
In our devotional spiritual cultivation we are to practice detachment
from worldly objects and attachment to Sri Krishna simultaneously. We
are to give more stress on positive practice than to negative practice.
Remembrance of the things of the world come to our mind indirectly, when
we try to withdraw ourselves from those undesirable temporary things of
the world, whose ultimate consequence is severe suffering, at the time
of separation. If we always remember Sri Krishna, devote ourselves to
the service of Sri Krishna, Who is All-Good, All-Existence,
All-Knowledge and All-Bliss, we will be automatically withdrawn from
worldly objects.

— Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj


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