“O best among the Bharatas [Arjuna], four kinds of pious men render devotional service unto Me—the distressed, the desirer of wealth, the inquisitive, and he who is searching for knowledge of the Absolute.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.16)
It’s starting to bother your friend. They like the idea of Krishna consciousness, which is one of the translations provided by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada for the Sanskrit term “bhakti-yoga.” It’s a new way of life, focusing on the spiritual and abandoning interest in the material. Things seem to be working out okay, and especially enjoyable is the chanting of the holy names: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
The friend has one issue, though. To them it seems like everyone they meet at sadhu-sanga, gatherings of spiritually minded individuals, has…
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