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Category:Devotional Service and Perfection
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Pages in category "Devotional Service and Perfection"
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- A devotee who is actually advanced in Krsna consciousness, who is constantly engaged in devotional service, should not manifest himself even though he has attained perfection
- A person's achieving perfection in devotional service simply by the causeless mercy of the Lord is explained in the Srimad-Bhagavatam in connection with the brahmanas and their wives who were engaged in performing yajna, or sacrifice
- Actually, a pure devotee does not aspire after any of these perfections because the happiness derived from devotional service in Krsna consciousness is so transcendental and so unlimited that no other happiness can be compared with it
- If one wants to understand the Absolute Truth in perfection, he must take to devotional service. Of course, no one can understand the Absolute Truth in all perfection
- It is not by any kind of transcendental activity - neither fruitive action, nor the cultivation of knowledge, nor cultivation of mystic yoga - that a person can achieve the highest perfection without adding a tinge of devotional service
- Some scholars argue that simply by following the principles of varna and asrama one can gradually rise up to the perfections reached by practicing devotional service, but this argument is not accepted by the great authorities
- Sometimes a person melts and manifests transcendental symptoms yet at the same time is not well behaved in his personal transactions. This indicates that he has not yet reached complete perfection in devotional life
- The perfection of the karmis, jnanis, yogis and others remains attractive only as long as one does not come to the point of devotional service, which is so great and significant that it can control the supreme controller, Krsna
- There are instances in history of great personalities, including sages and kings, who attained perfection by this process (devotional service)
- To attain perfection in yoga practice or meditation, one must act in devotional service by hearing, chanting, remembering, etc
- To taste the fruit of devotional service in Goloka Vrndavana is the highest perfection of life, and in the presence of such perfection - religion, economic development, sense gratification and liberation - are very insignificant achievements
- To visit holy places of pilgrimage is another bewilderment of the mind because devotional service to the Lord at any place is the last word in spiritual perfection