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Question: In yoga practice we feel immediate relief and stress free situation and to develop bhakti-yoga, or chanting, Krsna consciousness or Maha-Mantra and everything, it takes little time to develop our bhakti. So what should we do that we get immediate relief and faster process of having Krsna conscious bhakti?

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Jayapataka Swami: I do not agree! The other yogas like Pariksit maharaj, he had seven days to live. He wanted to know which yoga practice could give him liberation in seven days. There were all yogis there, jnana yogis, karma yogis, astanga yogis, nobody thought in seven days they could get him success. The hata yogis, the astanga yogis said, in seven days you will hardly learn how to sit! You have to learn the asanas, how will you learn all the asanas? And asanas is the first step of the eight processes. So Krsna says in the Gita, that – bahunam janmanam ante jnanavan mam prapadyate – that after many, many births, the jnana yogi, he can realize me. Whereas you can achieve Krsna in one second, if you fully surrender to Krsna! You can chant the holy name of Krsna, immediately you can achieve Krsna. He said, those who know – janma karma ca me divyam evam yo vetti tattvatah tyaktva deham punar janma naiti mam eti so ‘rjuna  –If you know Krsna, His birth and activities are transcendental, then at the time of leaving this body, you don’t have to take birth again. How do you say this is a long process? It is a very quick process! As long as we dig our feet – if we don’t want to surrender, we don’t want to chant, we don’t want to do the things, then it is long. If we surrender, if we accept a bona fide spiritual master, if we chant Hare Krsna, if we do the service very methodically, then naturally it takes very little time! I met one girl, she was for two or three years in South India in a yoga asrama and she said she came to Mayapur and she chanted Hare Krsna, attended the aratis – mangala arati, and Sandhya arati. She said, like three or four days, she felt so much happiness. She was asking how is it possible? I spent three years doing yoga, I did not feel this much happiness as I am feeling now in a few days! So then we told her that this is bhakti-yoga. She said, it is too good to be true! It cannot be true! And she left! Because she felt the same thing as you! How is it possible? How is it possible? I feel so much bliss! It must be my imagination! So, Srila Prabhupada said the secret of success is to please the previous acaryas. So we want the devotees to try to please Srila Prabhupada, the previous acaryas. In this way, they can achieve success very quickly.