The more we experience the sweetness of the Lord of love in His holy name the less we will be attracted to the Lord of lust inviting us to enjoy this world.
Maya is an ideal task master. She is engaging everyone 24/7 very nicely. Everyone is working so hard, day and night, putting extra time into their work, developing their businesses, expanding their empires. Akhanda karma. During festival seasons like Diwali, Christmas, Holi, etc, shops are open day and night. People are rushing everywhere – buying, giving & taking gifts, working…But if you ask anyone to do akhanda harinama sankirtana, or akhanda ekadasi jagran for the pleasure of Krsna, it is impossible. Noone has any time. No one can find ways or means to. Nowadays even a five year old kid is so busy and has so much on the agenda that he has no time for God.
Sincerity is our greatest guide. What is sincerity? Sincerity means trying with all our energy, thoughts and love to please our spiritual master.
Independent ego produces death and ego surrendered at the feet of guru gives liberation.