The process of devotional service is "complete" because once a person takes to bhakti, he need not look for an alternate process to attain Krsna. And it is a "spotless" process because there is no defect or shortcoming in it,
The practice of yoga, especially bhakti-yoga in Krsna consciousness, may appear to be a very difficult job. But if anyone follows the principles with great determination, the Lord will surely help, for God helps those who help themselves."
So, as long as we are continuously in connection to the Vedic mantras, i.e Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita etc, then the transcendental wanderer, Lord Krsna, is always with us - other items, like a temple, items of worship, rituals, ceremonies, festivals, all become by-products of the main product of appreciating the Lord - devotional service.
The most powerful weapon to win over the ill affect of this Kaliyuga... Harer Naam, Harer Naam, Harer Naam aiva kevalam, Kalau nasteva, nasteva nasteva gatir anyatha....such congegation you can only see in big temples. just amazing..it seems that their Lordship Sri Sri Radha Neel Madhav has spread their mercy around!
"If you people cannot follow Lord Ram then it will be impossible to understand Lord Krishna. Both of them are "Purusottama" - one is "Maryada Purusottama" and the other is "Lila Purusottama". There is no difference between the two. Only Their lilas are different for different purposes
Actually a miser is one who has more wealth and does not use it both for himself and for others. This human body is a greatest wealth and one can use it to attain Lord Vishnu and to the best of his ability help others to attain Lord Vishnu.
whatever we may do or desire to do if that activity is not in vision of Supreme Lord, it simply reacts. As it reacts, it gives different results, forms etc which further causes our mind to agitate. And the agitated mind is the source of all distresses, disturbances. Krsna says that unconquered mind is the greatest enemy.
The Lord says, "krpanah yah ajita indriyah - A miser is he who cannot control his senses". Digging further, I found another reference by the Lord Himself saying in Bhagavat Gita 2.49, "krpanah phala hetavah - Those who want to enjoy the fruits of their work are misers.
And the best perscribed medicine for this day and age of quarrel and hypocrisy is the Chanting of the Holy Names of God, as the Holy Name alone can render all benediction to the living entity and humanity at large.
He so nicely indicates that 'following' doesn't mean simply trying to imitate them. Rather, we should pray for their mercy to help us serve the Lord in the same way as they did. Please relish the nectar.
We have actually seen that one of the disciples of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura wanted to enjoy the property of his spiritual master, and the spiritual master, being merciful toward him, gave him the temporary property, but not the power to preach the cult of Caitanya Mahaprabhu all over the world. That special mercy of the power to preach is given to the devotee who does not want anything material from his spiritual master but wants only to serve him.