Five Ways The Pure Devotee Stays Constantly Engaged In Devotional Service

Krishna's Mercy

[Chaitanya washing Gundicha temple]“A pure devotee is constantly engaged – sometimes he chants, sometimes he hears or reads books about Krishna, or sometimes he cooks prasadam or goes to the marketplace to purchase something for Krishna, or sometimes he washes the temple or the dishes – whatever he does, he does not let a single moment pass without devoting his activities to Krishna. Such action is in full samadhi.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 12.2 Purport)

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Samadhi. That is the fruit of meditational yoga. Not merely contorting your body in certain ways and breathing in and out in a controlled manner to gain some physical advantage, real yoga is linking the consciousness. The union of the individual soul, jiva, with the Divine, Paramatma. The individual spark of Brahman regaining its true identity, no longer susceptible to the influence of illusion, maya.

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