🌷 As Kali lives get complicated, conquering the cycle of birth & death is only possible by a SIMPLE start to our day. SIMPLE in the sense that immediately after our morning bath we do adequate hearing-chanting of Nam-Lila, before indulging in even one thought of doing anything else.
🌷 Devotees ask, “What is MAYA?” The answer is very simple. Every single thought of other things, before we do sufficient hearing-chanting of Nam-Lila after our morning bath, is actually MAYA, even if those thoughts are about Seva, because only Sadhana helps to do Seva with Smarana.
🌷 “What is the purpose of our lives?” The answer is simple. It is to end our lives in this material world by entering the spiritual world after death. That becomes possible only by FIRST doing our Nam-Lila hearing-chanting each & every morning, before even thinking of anything else .
🌷 If you break the CARDINAL rule of adequately remembering Nam-Lila first thing in the morning after bath, then your journey to Goloka after death may get delayed, postponed, or even cancelled. Think of the Lord first in the day & He will bring you to Him fast. No gain without pain.
🌷 If you think there is something more important to to be done than Nam-Lila hearing-chanting-singing after your morning bath, then the Lord will also think of bringing other souls to Golok instead of us, as they gave first priority in the day to His Name. Ya yatha Mam prapadyante.
🌷 Maya is so all-pervading in Kaliyuga that it slips in through the tiniest of openings and turns it into a gigantic all-destroying wound which may never heal, i.e. a point of no comeback. The only way is to inoculate ourselves very quickly in the morning by sufficient Nam-Lila, before her thoughts attack our minds.
🌷 In our complicated pursuit of so many quests in Kaliyuga throughout the day & night, we compromise on the most important, simple & basic of all our duties in life. And that is our morning Nam-Lila remembrance, which is our only ticket to Goloka and our only vaccination against Maya and falldowns.
🌷 If you can’t absorb yourselves in Nam-Lila first thing in the morning before doing anything else, then you are not qualified for the Lord’s association in Goloka. Yes, it is as simple as that. It is showing to the Lord that you want Him more than anything else in this creation.
🌷 Some people who don’t believe in rebirth or Goloka tell us, “Do something useful. Don’t waste your morning time in just repeating the same Name.” Please ask them if those “useful” acts of earning money, health, career, fame or relationships are going to come with them after death.
🌷 If possible sleep early, get up before those who discourage us for morning sadhana even wake up, or go out for a walk away from them, so that you can complete your morning Nam-Lila hearing-chanting-singing without having to hear their demoralization. Real sadhana is the morning sadhana.
🌷 However much you have failed miserably in life to do Bhakti regularly, every morning is a totally new and fresh opportunity to make right all your previous wrongs, by first remembering Nam-Lila. Don’t lose it at any cost. Every morning is a new life, as sleep is like a mini death.
🌷 Who is the real EMPEROR or EMPRESS among the 7.4 billion people in this world? Not the one who rules a Kingdom or watches the most TV shows on royalty. It is him or her who relishes the Nam-Lila in one’s mind for the longest time daily, as he or she really conquers MAYA’S kingdom.
🌷 They have been many who have sincerely tried to share the love and mercy daily. But they could not sustain it because they compromised and sacrificed the quality of their 4+ hours of morning remembrance of Nam-Lila, either via their own sadhana or via the morning program (5-9 pm).
🌷 Just ensure that your mind always remains absorbed in thoughts of the Lord throughout the day and night, and your swift passage to Goloka will take care of itself. That also means that you should avoid or minimize those activities which disconnect you from thinking about the Lord.
🌷 Every time you fail in Bhakti, it means the Lord wants you to open your eyes, so that you change something, stop making your life complicated, and further intensify your morning Sadhana by bringing it again in the center of your life. Only then you can share His mercy with others for life.
🌷 All the efforts of Maya are ultimately aimed at one goal. To somehow make us reduce & ultimately leave our 4+ hours of morning Nam-Lila remembrance. As she knows that if we do it consistently daily, we will never fall a victim to her temptations due to the higher rasa in Nam-Lila.
🌷 As our lives start getting more and more complicated, with more and more duties and things to do and take care of, we slowly start losing focus of the simplest and most life-saving duty of them all, our daily morning Nam-Lila hearing-chanting-singing. Then we end up with nothing.