Jayapataka Swami: Devotional service is a gradual process, and gradually one will transcend all the material conditions, all the material desires. But depending on one’s nature, they can take the path most appropriate for them. In the 8th canto of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, in the pastime of Gajendrā, he was facing the problem of being defeated by the alligator in the water. Since the alligator or crocodile was an animal of the water, and since the elephant was a land animal, therefore the crocodile was gradually winning the fight, since he was in his element. So,in the same way, one should see what one’s position or strength is, whether as a vairāgi or whether as a gṛhasthī, how they should dovetail their material desires into service of Kṛṣṇa, and how they can gradually overcome these material desires by yukta-vairāgya. And if we cannot chant, you can hear Śrīla Prabhupāda’s or Guru Mahārāja’s chanting, or if devotees are chanting around you, that is helpful.
07-June-2020 SRI DHAM MAYAPUR, INDIA

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