Divine Qualities: Equanimity

                                                                  Q. How should a neophyte treat the ups and downs in their material activities, considering that at this stage there is only realization but no implementation?

                                                                  Krishna answers this question for our benefit in the very beginning of Bhagavad-gita (2.14):

                                                                  matra-sparsas tu kaunteya / sitosna-sukha-duhkha-dah
                                                                  agamapayino 'nityas / tams titiksasva bharata

                                                                  Q. When one has a goal of becoming a mature sadhaka in Krishna Consciousness, what exactly should we think of?

                                                                  Here are some preliminary thoughts on this wonderful question. In addition to keeping your devotional practices intact with fixed regularity, here are some specific qualities that a mature devotee will exhibit.

                                                                  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?