Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

Krishna's Mercy

[Lord Krishna]“There are certain prescribed methods for employing our senses and mind in such a way that our dormant consciousness for loving Krishna will be invoked, as much as the child, with a little practice, can begin to walk. One who has no basic walking capacity cannot walk by practice. Similarly, Krishna consciousness cannot be aroused simply by practice. Actually there is no such practice. When we wish to develop our innate capacity for devotional service there are certain processes which, by our accepting and executing them, will cause that dormant capacity to be invoked. Such practice is called sadhana-bhakti.” (The Nectar Of Devotion, Ch 2)

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Friend1: I’ve heard it said that Krishna consciousness is within each of us.

Friend2: Yes. Lying dormant at present; at least for most people.

Friend1: And that bhakti-yoga, particularly the regulative principles and practices, helps to arouse that…

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