How to practise Krsna consciousness in provoking or difficult conditions?


Jayapataka Swami: I am trying to think of situations where one is not in some difficulty. Usually there is always some difficulty. Devotional service to Krsna is different from other yogas. Like Mother Yasoda, she worried about Krsna; all the stones are so sharp, Krsna’s lotus feet are so tender, I want to know if He is being pierced by the stones. Like that there is always some difficulty. In fact the Lord, He likes to give situations to bring out our true nature. So we shouldn’t try to avoid the provoking situations but to surrender to Krsna in them. This is the training to us to become Krsna conscious at the time of death.