Question: In a recent class we heard that if Krsna doesn’t desire, by all our endeavors, we cannot eat. And if He sanctions, even if we are in the forest, we can eat. So does that meant that one doesn’t need to put any endeavor to earn his livelihood because in any case he will get what is sanctioned?

Guru Maharaj: The point is that even if we work, we can only eat if the Lord sanctions it. That doesn’t mean that you should not work. We should think that even if we work, we need the mercy of the Lord. If we don’t work, out of false ego, and then the Lord may not...

Question: Why does it feel like our ignorance is dispelled only during the time we are chanting or associating with devotees but once when we are back to our daily activities and our work, it appears like we get distracted. How do we balance this and stay fixed in our spiritual life?

Guru Maharaj:  Thank you for asking. The secret is to learn how to stay Kṛṣṇa conscious in every circumstance. It is true that we chant and when we associate with devotees, actually our consciousness is more mixed. So we know that in our daily activities we should...

Question: How to remain balanced while working in office and at home when our sadhana practices are affected. How to keep going without being affected, as we are unable to feel connection with the deities, time management, association with Gurudev through virtual media?

Guru Maharaj: If you see all your work as an extension of Krishna consciousness, that by working, you can stay in the Gulf and continue preaching. And also maintain your family which is also part of your asrama duty. Like this, your work is part of your service to...
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