Jayapatākā Swami: We maintain our enthusiasm when we have a taste for spiritual life. Like in different stages of devotional service like bhajana-kriyāanartha-nivṛttiniṣṭharuciruci means taste. You have a taste, you want to do more and more service. And one time, in Montreal, mother and father came to see the son. Put their arm around him talked to him nicely. But when they got to the doorway, they grabbed him and told him to go home. Then he held on to the door and they were pulling his feet and Śrīla Prabhupāda when he heard he said, ‘he is attached.’ After ruci comes āsakti, attachment. You have to be attached to resist your parents like that. So anyway, by devotional service we gradually get taste, we get attached and in this way we desire to render devotional service more and more.
15-May-2022 Sridhama Mayapur, India