(Kadamba Kanana Swami,2004)

We become attached to the deity. To just see the deity, and diety’s darshan. It’s a whole experience and we wouldn’t want to miss it; to do the service for the deity, kirtan, prasadam……all these things we develop attachments – hearing Srimad Bhagavatam and so on.

We are hankering for the association of the devotees. Just go away from the devotees for a while and then we are getting eager to be with the devotees again. So like this, we are noticing that our attachments to these items is growing, and gradually the denseness of many aspects of Krishna Consciousness that we get attached to, are just growing and growing. And we go from one attachment onto the next!

In this way our whole day is filled with different types of attachments to Krishna! So we can see what is really developing is very condensed, ecstatic Krishna Consciousness or:

‘sāndrānanda-viśeṣātmā,(Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu 1.1.17).

So we are seeing how the gradual quality of, ‘sāndrānanda-viśeṣātmā’,
or a very condensed Krishna Consciousness is developing. Not only is the quantity developing but also the quality is developing. Our relationship with the various items of devotional services is growing, as we are putting more and energy in serving Krishna in these various ways (through the sixty four aspects of devotional service, especially through the five principle ones) we begin to experience more and more attachment there and also more intensity.

So again we can see how, ‘sāndrānanda-viśeṣātmā’, is very condensed – bliss that it cannot be penetrated by anyone else anymore! From one attachment to Krishna to another, and there is no more room for anything else to enter!

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