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Question: This process of bhakti yoga is a joyful process. My question guru maharaj says Locanadas Thakur says viṣaya chāḍiyā, se rase majiyā, mukhe bolo hari hari, so (inaudible)

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Jayapataka Swami: viṣaya chāḍiyā, se rase majiyā, mukhe bolo hari hari! How do you translate visaya? You are translating it as all happiness. Visaya means artificial, superficial, sense enjoyment. Especially illicit activities. You give up the illicit activities, visaya cariya, and be absorbed in the ecstasy of Krsna consciousness. Se rase majiyā, absorb yourself in the ecstasy of Krsna consciousness. Instead of absorbing in some beer, absorb in Hare Krsna! Ha! Instead of having a hangover next day, bringing some enjoyment, chant Hare Krsna. Mukhe bolo Hari Hari. Absorb yourself in the rasa of Krsna consciousness. (inaudible) prabhu said, Srila Prabhupada, he didn’t see deities, he saw Nitai Gaura standing there!! Today I met the widow of Sravanananda prabhu. He told me that once he had the bliss of driving Srila Prabhupada from the Ratha Yatra. I think that was the Ratha Yatra Srila Prabhupada danced for like six hours or something! At that time, he may be about 74 years old. So he asked Sravanananda prabhu, just see how beautiful Nitai Gaura look, dancing, amongst the devotees? Do you see how beautiful They looked? And he was like (Guru Maharaj gestured like tongue tied did not know what to say), What could he say? He didn’t see Them! Ha! Srila Prabhupada did! So Locanadas said be absorbed in the rasa, se rase majiyā, don’t be attracted by the illicit activities of this material world. In fact, the acaryas are also saying grihe thako, vane thako, sada ‘hari’ bole’ dako. Whether you are a grihasta, whether you are a householder or whether you are in the renounced order, everybody should chant the holy names of Krsna. Hare Krsna! So you can’t take one thing and translate in some extreme way and take that. Thank you all very much!