A faithful wife and controlled mind are great assets

Summary The instructions of Maharaja Rshabdev continue, warning us that the mind must be controlled, or it will act destructively. Other agents are also identified as dangerous: a serpent in the house, a so-called friend who has cheating motivations, and an unsubmissive servant who talks back, negating the instructions of the master. Similar to an unchaste wife, the mind of a yogi that is not controlled spoils his efforts to achieve tangible spiritual progress. The converse is also true. The strength and beauty of a woman is her shyness. Similarly, a mind that is controlled by the master, Krishna, and His gift of buddhi-yoga or the intelligence how we can come to Him, will be a GREAT asset on the path of spiritual progress.

The best practice of yoga in this age is Krsna consciousness

Summary In last week's presentation on the 5 suggestions given by Ramananda Roy to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, in response to Mahaprabhu's question "What is the ultimate goal of life, and how to attain it?," the verse which Mahaprabhu honored as the answer He was willing to accept was Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.3. This verse calls for an abandonment of mental speculation and its fruit. We find a tendency amongst those who are on the path of devotion to sometimes search for, or even grasp hold of, some hidden "secret solution" to our material entanglement problem and the consequent sufferings that arise due to material contact. In Srila Prabhupada's translation of Bhagavad Gita 6.22, he specifically addresses this tendancy.