(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 May 2013, Simhachalam, Germany, Srimad Bhagavatam 9.6.41-6)
Transcribed by Jnana-samudra das
Even the yogis who are striving for mystic perfections are never peaceful. They are always under the influence of desire for sense gratification. Whereas the devotee, the unalloyed devotee, gives up all desires for personal sense gratification and simply gets interested in satisfying the senses of the lord. First, systematically in a process of practice – sadhana bhakti. First trying, by following rules and regulations, to engage the senses systematically in the service of the lord and then spontaneously attracted to satisfying the lord. Krsna is Bhagavan and Jiva Goswami gives that definition of the word Bhagavan which is bhajaniya guna visista. He says that there are three syllables bha-ga-va and that stands for bhajaniya guna visista – that his qualities are so amazing that you have to worship him. He is irresistible – you have to worship him.
So this is nice. Therefore, by serving Krsna, automatically the desire to serve Krsna will increase and that is an important point for us because it is not difficult to become Krsna conscious. It is not difficult to come to the stage of spontaneous devotional service. It is simply by serving Krsna. The more we are absorbed in serving Krsna, the more the desire to serve Krsna will come. The material energy always is there and is also testing us and also trying to attract our mind, but if we are always engaged in devotional service then there is no room, no room for the material influence.