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Question: How to keep the same, high enthusiasm to serve Guru Maharaj in separation, just as he is physically present and how to overcome laziness and the mood of enjoyment in the service, when alone?

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Jayapataka Swami: Just like we are observing Radhastami tomorrow.  So Radharani is the embodiment of pure love of Krsna, to offer Krsna Her service at all times. So in the same way we should try to serve Guru Maharaj, whether in separation or in his presence. In fact, service in separation has its advantages. If one feels separation from the guru then even in all circumstances they would be thinking of the guru. But sometimes in the presence of the guru, one may be thinking, what is the prasadam? When is it going to be lunch? Or different things. So we can also be deviated when in the physical presence of the guru. But if we have, like Lord Caitanya told us, we should serve guru and Krsna in separation. Hare Krsna!