While I was looking to find someone interesting to write about, this paragraph just took my attention from a purport written by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Praphupada, in the Bhagavad Gita As It Is:

    As a devotee hears more and more about the Supreme Lord, he becomes enlightened. This hearing process is recommended in the Srimad Bhagavatam: "The messages of the Supreme Personality of Godhead are full of potencies, and these potencies can be realized if topics regarding the Supreme Godhead are discussed amongst devotees. This cannot be achieved by the association of mental speculators or academic scholars, for it is realized knowledge."


    Devotee means a dear friend of the Lord, whose mission in life became rendering loving devotional service unto the Supreme, who created all the universes, the galaxy systems, the milky way, and much more. Since we are breathing this life air, and if this world is floating on the space, with perfection, that means this system is still being maintained. Moreover, we are given this opportunity to be here, and since we will eventually die one day, we must say: "How can I get out of this prison house full of miseries before leaving this body".  However, the ignorant tries to acquire a comfortable life for himself, and his family. He thinks "I'm gonna live once, I must acquire money, power, fame, and knowledge, so I can be praised by everyone and live a good life, being better and more comfortable than others". While a person who is situated in the mode of goodness gets less effected by this symptom, the passionate and the ignorant chooses the path of the general public, so they think this is normal.
    While material body, mind, ego, and the senses keep suffering, and always unsatisfied, the material people think this is what life is, and that whoever created this place, was not fair at all.
    Since the devotee feels the love of God, with ecstasy all around, he understands the position of the conditioned soul, for his knowledge is imparted by realization, and bliss. Although even the devotee who is not established in purity yet, wants to conquer this material world, when he forgets his Lord.
    The materialists become victim in this situation while trying to enjoy his senses, and the devotee renders service and shares mystic secrets that he can not impart to general public explicitly, so he does it slowly, and carefully.
    So be open my friends, be open. Read scriptures which are written by saintly people, and converse with true friends of the Lord, they can enlighten you with their love and devotion, not just by their acquired knowledge.

All glories to Sri CaitanyaCandra who shared this sacred science of achieving highest ecstatical love of God, about 500 years ago, by being the most perfect example.

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