The Test of Spiritual Advancement

The Test of Spiritual Advancement

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Devakinandana das

Hare Krishna Prabhus and Matajis!Please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila PRabhupada! 

I was reading the local forum for the young devotee prabhus in Singapore, Bhaktavatsala, and a very nice matured devotee H.G Siva Kumar Prabhu posted this gravity filled point that Srila Prabhupada makes - it is truly a solid punch!! 

"Q) How can one test if he or she is making spiritual advancement ? 

Answer by Srila Prabhupada : 

So the test is within our hand. If during mangala-arati we feel, laziness, that means I'm not yet spiritually advanced. And if one feels enthused, "Now it is the time for mangala-arati, let me stand up, let me do this " then it is spiritual. Anyone can test. 

     bhaktih paresanubhavo
       viraktir anyatrsyat 

(Lecture ; London, Aug 26 1973 )"

 

Your servant,
Devakinandan Das