Common Misconceptions: Our Effort or Krishna's Mercy

                                                                  Q. Although I have been trying to practice Krishna Consciousness for about three years, I still find it difficult to control my senses. It is often really very frustrating. Shall I tell myself that there is so much dirt accumulated in my mind and therefore I have to be patient, or what else do I need to do?

                                                                  Q. 1. Once a person is fortunate enough to hear about Lord Krishna and starts on spiritual path, does God help him to advance rapidly? I find many cases were people wishing to advance on spiritual path are suffering from their inability to control their sense? If one strongly wishes to take to lotus feet of Lord why doesn't God immediately help him control his senses?

                                                                  Q. 1. First of all, thank you for your sanga and your potent enlightening answers. We have heard that the human form is the most valuable one and that only out of human form can the living beings go back home, back to Krishna. Does this refer also to the great sages and demigods? Do they also fall down on the earth in drops of rain, attain human bodies and out of them go back home when they also finish the process of bhakti yoga?