Sometimes in the spiritual career we get a doubt, ‘Where am I getting to’? Is this normal or lack of faith?


Jayapataka Swami: This question is normal for someone who is just beginning because there are so many things, so one is not sure what they are getting into. But for one who has been already in the movement for a long time, having this doubt is very strange. I had it in the first few days and I thought I will try it out for 2 months to pacify my mind and if it does not work out, I will try something else. I will try it out fully otherwise how will I know? So at least for a couple of months I was fully absorbed. And I have been here ever since 1968, 41 years. I did not have that doubt anymore after those two months. Maybe someone born in Krsna consciousness may have this doubt when they are very young. But as they grow, the doubt should be no longer there.

HH Jayapataka Swami
Hyderabad, November 2009