“O Rama, for as long as You shall stand before me, even if it be for one hundred years, I will always remain Your servant. Therefore You should be the one to choose a beautiful and appropriate place for the cottage. After You have selected a spot, please then command me to start building.” (Lakshmana speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Aranya Kand, 15.7)
Friend1: What is the secret to success in bhakti-yoga?
Friend2: For you or for everyone?
Friend1: I’m already advanced, further along than you.
Friend2: Of course you are. That is wonderful news.
Friend1: I’m just kidding. You know, give me some general advice.
Friend2: What is the problem?
Friend1: It could be anything.
Friend2: Such as?
Friend1: Having a difficult time chanting my rounds each day.
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