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Why Sadhana Charts should be posted

Some people want to know. Why do I insist on posting sadhana charts online? It's not what sadhana (spiritual practices) we CLAIM we are doing, that's the main thing. It's not the sadhana recommended by Iskcon that's the main thing.

It's actually precisely WHAT EXACTLY ARE we DOING DAILY, practically that counts.

We not only wish all people to know precisely what sadhana practices we say we are doing. But we should chronically mention daily precisely our struggles to overcome our lower nature and attain our higher spiritual nature.

This helps ourselves while helping others too!

as it was stated aptly in one Vyasa Puja offering:

"The six Goswamis were great devotees of Krishna, yet simultaneously they were tremendous intellects. Their writings systematically analyze the stages of the devotional path, such as vaidhi-bhakti and raganuga-bhakti, along with the various levels and nuances of devotion ecstasy. Therefore there is an intellectual integrity and rational structure to the practice of bhakti; it’s not just a “gut feeling,” an emotional thing.

“The highest devotion is attained by slow degrees by the method of constant endeavor for self-realization with the help of scriptural evidence, theistic conduct and perseverance in practice. These preliminary practices of devotion [sadhana-bhakti] are conducive to the realization of loving devotion. [Loving devotion]—than whom there is no superior well-being, who goes hand in hand with the attainment of the exclusive state of supreme bliss and who can lead to Myself.” (Lord Krishna in the Brahma-saàhita, 59–60).

Furthermore, “The Krishna consciousness movement is conducted under the supervision of Shrila Rüpa Gosvami. The Gaudiya Vaishnavas, or Bengali Vaishnavas, are mostly followers of Shri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, of whom the six Gosvamis of Våndavana are direct disciples. … One must very seriously follow in the footsteps of the six Gosvamis—Shri Rüpa, Sanatana, Bhatta Raghunatha, Shri Jiva, Gopala Bhatta and Dasa Raghunatha. … In all spiritual affairs, one’s first duty is to control his mind and senses. Unless one controls his mind and senses, one cannot make any advancement in spiritual life. … Advancement in Krishna consciousness depends on the attitude of the follower. A follower of the Krishna consciousness movement should become a perfect gosvami.” (The Nectar of Instruction, pp. vii–viii)"

 

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