Enthusiastic and Active
Posted on February 26, 2017 · Posted in Practice

”May the Supreme Lord engage all the demigods who live in heaven, who are able to move everywhere and who spread light every­where, to help us to become self-controlled and engage us in the service of the Supreme Lord who created everyone and everything.”

yuktyaya manasa devan suvar yato dhiya divam
brhaj jyotih karisyatah savita prasuvati tan

PURPORT by Sri Krsna Balaram Swamiji

While practicing devotional service one has to be very enthu­siastic and active so the proper success is received. Laziness, lethargy, slowness, stupidity and inactiveness have no place in spiritual life. As it is stated in the Niti Sastra, udyoginah simham upaiti laksmi, “Only those who are very enthusiastic and active receive success in life.” That is why the Nyaya Sastra states, alasi dirghasutri ca. “Those who are lazy and slow in doing things cannot advance on the spiritual path.” One has to be very lucky to be always enthusiastic and active on the spiritual path because only the lucky souls get the opportunity to advance on the spiritual path.

[Svetasvatara Upanisad, 2.2, KBS0012]