Choosing to serve Radha & Krsna with love

Summary: Last week our discussion topic was centered on the importance of bringing the mind to Krishna, as an essential co-function with restraint of the senses, in whatever austerities (tapasya) we may perform. This week I would like to extend this same discussion into the realm of consciousness. The purpose is to examine what is happening on a fundamental level, when both components of tapasya are properly performed. The basic idea is that the material elements (mind, senses, intelligence, contaminated consciousness) are all becoming purified when both parts of tapasya are performed, AND the soul itself will again come in contact with Krishna, the source of both. I will explain.