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Title: personal Bhakti
User: Anonymous Date: 2007-03-16 03:03:39
Dear Guru Gaurangapadaji,
I like to ask this as I am really feel desperate. I just do not get any warm feeling and whenever I chant I force my self to chant. I find the lack of enthuthiasm. At one point like past november I latch on Bhakti nicely. It was around the time when Yashoda Mayi ties Lord and finds the rope too short. I am still following and trying to chant Nitai and Gauranga's holy name following Hare Krishna Mahamantra. I just do not have that concentration and i do it with boredom and it is all mechanical chanting without concentration on Radha-Krishna. I need your guidance in this problem. Will you please help me?
Title: Re: personal Bhakti
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-23 11:14:21
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Guru Parampara! Pranams and Blessings ! Lack of enthusiasm is due to our anishthita bhakti. Downs in our bhakti are a test and a chance for us to show our attachment to His Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna inspite of no taste. Even though we don't get the taste, we have to chant for His pleasure, not for our pleasure. With that consciousness, the taste in Naam will come back soon. Also please cook and offer the prasadam (food we eat) with more devotion than before. Nityananda Gauranga Naam are so merciful that the taste will be there or it will come even in the most tasteless and bhaktiless situations in our life.