It doesn’t mean that all I do is sit and chant and meditate, and I don’t eat, I don’t talk to anyone, I don’t work, I don’t function, I enter into some sort of o-zone and I’m never seen again.
It’s practical. I realise my relationship with the Supreme or with Krishna, and in that relationship I see everything else.
If I’m married I see, that marriage means that, there’s two of us, for spiritual advancement. It’s not just a mutual sense gratification society of two. But it has now a spiritual connection, and if there’s children then there’s more people to make spiritual progress. If there’s something I’m doing in the world, suppose I was making some money the money can be used in Krishna’s service. If I have a microphone I could use it…….. Anything! So it doesn’t mean dropping activities because activity is illusion. But it means infusing all of our activities with spiritual purpose!
(Jayadvaita Swami 10/2007)