Sacrifice: Process of Sacrifice

                                                                  Q. Even after doing lot of pious activities, devotional services one still undergoes lot of suffering? Why?
                                                                  What is the solution? Good people go through bad things and Bad people go through good things? Why?

                                                                  Q. In BG As It Is chapter 3, Srila Prabhupada clarifies that the performance of sacrifices for Krishna (Vishnu) are required for spiritual elevation and for comfortable living in the material world. He goes on in verses 3.10, 3.12, 3.13 (and perhaps others) to elaborate that sacrifices are very difficult to perform in this age, but that the merciful Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has made the sankirtan sacrifice more available for this purpose.

                                                                  Q. I have always appreciated the morality in the four regulative principles, but I have not always kept them. I like the scriptures and I like studying them. I like the idea of chanting and devotional service. But for me, the chanting itself is often an absurd exercise in futility. Some days, I chant 16 rounds, some days none.

                                                                  I like the idea of offering food before eating it. But for me, when I do it, it usually feels like a silly game, as if I would be playing with a children's toy tea set. I don't mean to be disrespectful when I am saying this, this is just how it feels for me.

                                                                  I have heard reference to a "Yoga Ladder" which is taught within Bhagavad-gita and other of the Vedic literatures. Can you explain this concept?

                                                                  Here is a picture of the Yoga Ladder: Yoga Ladder Picture