Let’s face it – trying to become a devotee in this faithless, fast, and quarrelsome age is very, very tough. If the mind is not making life difficult for us, it will be the neighbors, some authority figure, our bodies or our family. Actually, the list is endless. How to keep faith and focus in a world so obviously made for distraction?!
The real challenges come in our daily dealings in life. The philosophy sounds fine in the class atmosphere, but often we lose sight of it when dealing with the “nitty-gritty” practicalities of life. This often leads to a spiritual schizophrenia. We have one sense of identity when at the temple and a very different one when we are at home or at work. What to do?
We would like to share with you a series of active meditations and strategies we have developed over many, many years of trying to become a sincere and serious follower of Çréla Prabhupäda. They’ve helped us not only in dealing with life’s challenges, but in surviving them! Of course, we are not claiming that they will solve all your problems – we all have our personalized Kurukñetra battles to fight. But we are confident that they’ll be of great help to you. Why not give a few of them a try? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.