Devotees’ Nourishment

If an ordinary man does not eat, he will grow weak and die. Similarly, if a devotee does not taste the transcendental pastimes of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Lord Krishna, he will gradually weaken and die spiritually.

Fully Surrendered Souls

What is painful for saintly persons who strictly adhere to the truth? How could there not be independence for pure devotees who know the Supreme Lord as the substance? What deeds are forbidden for persons of the lowest character and what cannot be given up for the sake of Lord Krishna by those who have fully surrendered at His lotus feet.

Life

What is the value of a prolonged life which is wasted, inexperienced by years in this world? Better a moment of full consciousness, because that gives one a start in searching after his supreme interest.

Punishment by Maya

Forgetting Krishna, the living entity has been attracted by the external feature from time immemorial. Therefore the illusory energy [maya] gives him all kinds of misery in his material existence. In the material condition, the living entity is sometimes raised to higher planetary systems and material prosperity and sometimes drowned in a hellish situation. His state is exactly like that of a criminal whom a king punishes by submerging him in water and then raising him again from the water.

Symptoms

Anyone who is since long time in Krishna consciousness movement, that means he must have some purity. He is strictly following Guru’s instructions.

Becoming Conscious of Lord Krishna

If you become conscious of Me, (Lord Krishna)  you will pass over all the obstacles of conditioned life by My grace. If, however, you do not work in such consciousness, but act through false ego, not listening to Me, you will be lost.

Good Signs in Chanting

It is the aspiration of a devotee that while he chants the Hare Krsna maha-mantra his eyes will fill with tears, his voice falter and his heart throb. These are good signs in chanting the holy name of the Lord.
Purport on Chaitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila 7.81

Lord Caitanya’s Unique Contribution

Pure devotional service is the satisfying activity for the soul. So Lord Caitanya was specifically preaching pure devotional service, this was his unique contribution. Even in the history of whole vedic culture it was very rare to find someone who is preaching pure devotional service, other than Narada-muni and some acharyas. Lord Caitanya was very strict he wanted his followers to maintain that integrity of preaching only pure devotional service. When some of his followers visit other people who are not preaching pure devotional service, he would abandon them.

Remembrance of Krishna

Remembrance of Krishna is not possible for the impure soul who has not practiced Krishna consciousness in devotional service.  Therefore, one should practice Krishna consciousness from the very beginning of life. If one wants to achieve success at the end of his life, the process of remembering Krishna is essential. Therefore, one should constantly and incessantly chant the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra.

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