Jayapatākā Swami: Usually, bhajana-kriyā stage is the time we take initiation. Then after that with the guidance of the Guru, we get anartha-nivṛitti. We may hear from the Guru or we may have Śikṣā-Gurus who help us to overcome these anarthas. One book I translated Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura’s book, ‘Vaiṣṇava Ke?’ He prayed to his mind, ‘what kind of Vaiṣṇava are you?’ By doing solitary bhajana you seek name and fame. That book, it is a small book. You read that to find out how to control and train the mind. Also, there is another ‘Bhajana’ by Śrīnivāsa Ācārya and that helps one to control the mind, anarthas are in the mind. Anartha-nivṛtti means mind is purified.
15-May-2022 Sridhama Mayapur, India