Pankajanghri Prabhu speaking on Pure Devotional Service at Pune Yatra, 27 January 2007

‘All you have is this moment.  And now it has gone.  How can you use that moment?  That is spiritual life.  That is material life.  There is Krishna and there is Maya – side by side.  So, we have to follow what is favourable and what is unfavourable.  Is it Krishna’s pleasure?  Is it my pleasure?

The sincere endeavour of the devotee leads to prema.  That is not important.  What is important is if we give ourselves – right now – to the mission of Lord Chaitanya.  You’ve got service – right now.  There’s nothing you can do about getting ragatmika.  Just serve.  Don’t try to see God.  Act in such a way that He’ll see you.  It might not happen this life.  But, by Srila Prabhupada’s mercy, we can go Back to Godhead.

Whether there’s bhakti or no bhakti – don’t worry.  You’re lucky.  It’s not such a mystical thing.  You have this moment right now.  Use it.  There are nine processes of devotional service.  That is perfection.  There’s nothing better than what you are doing right now.  So…we should be satisfied.

Try to execute His order – against all odds (everything’s against you in this world).  Everything is the best thing you can be doing at that time – if you’re following the programme that you’ve  been given by the previous acaryas.’

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