And actually also, although the instruction of yoga system is offered to Kṛṣṇa in very full detail, you'll never find in the history of Arjuna's life that ever he became a meditator. Ever. Then how he became the most perfect yogī? Oh, that is, that we'll find at the end of this chapter, that "One who is always thinking of Kṛṣṇa . . ."
- yoginām api sarveṣāṁ
- śraddhāvān bhajate yo māṁ
- sa me yuktatamo mataḥ
- (BG 6.47)
Kṛṣṇa, when He saw that Arjuna, he is (chuckles) declined, then He said, "My dear Kṛṣṇa . . . my dear Arjuna, you are the highest yogī. You are the topmost yogī." Why? "Because you are always thinking of Me." That's all. "You have no other business than to think of Me."
This is the yoga system, this is the sannyāsa system, this is the jñāna system. All perfection of jñāna, yoga, dhyāna, and whatever, sacrifice, charity and penance, all the recommended activities for spiritual realization ends in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. So if you directly become Kṛṣṇa conscious, then you are yogī, sannyāsī and everything. As it is stated here, sa sannyāsī ca yogī ca. "He is sannyāsī, he is yogī, and he is everything." He's everything.
So this simple method, to become Kṛṣṇa conscious, is the highest perfection of life. Therefore this Society established for Kṛṣṇa consciousness. The techniques are there in the Bhagavad-gītā, and there are Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. Just try to accept this principle of life and your this human form of life will be successful and perfect by Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
So ārurukṣor muner yogaṁ karma kāraṇam ucyate. Those who are in the preliminary stage, they should always work for Kṛṣṇa. Always. They must find out always some duty, "What is there to work now for Kṛṣṇa consciousness?" Karma kāraṇam ucyate. They should not remain idle for a second. Always find out some duty. That is meditation. "How I shall work for Kṛṣṇa?"
- ārurukṣor muner yogaṁ
- karma kāraṇam ucyate
- yogārūḍhasya tasyaiva
- śamaḥ kāraṇam ucyate
- (BG 6.3)
And when one is advanced in perfect stage of that Kṛṣṇa consciousness, then he may not physically work, but because within himself he's always working for Kṛṣṇa. Karma kāraṇam ucyate. So in the beginning . . . just like small boys and children, they are always, twenty-four hours, engaged in the schooling. Otherwise they'll be spoiled. Similarly, those who are in the preliminary stage of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, they should always engage themselves in the work.
There are varieties of work. There are varieties of work. Now, those who are actually working with our Society, they practically do not find any time, any rest. There are so many work that one cannot finish. Day and night we have got work for Kṛṣṇa consciousness. And we are happy to execute such work. And the students who are working with us, cooperating, they are also happy.
You'll find happiness. If you chant Hare Kṛṣṇa twenty-four hours, you'll never get tired, and that is the . . . you'll never get tired. In any other material thing, if you chant or you repeat three times, you'll get tired. It is practical test. But if you go on chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa twenty-four hours, you'll never get tired.So if you engage yourself in the activity of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, you'll never get tired, because you are acting on the spiritual platform. Spiritual platform is absolute. The material platform is different. If you work very hard, then you get tired. So this is, these are the understanding of spiritual consciousness, or Kṛṣṇa consciousness.