Divine Qualities: Regret

                                                                  Q. Does Sri Krishna forgive anybody who seeks His refuge even after sinning? Are there sins that Krishna cannot tolerate and does not accept?

                                                                  Q. I would just like to ask if a bad person can love himself (is it allowed to)? Can this help him to become a better person?

                                                                  Each one of us is part and parcel of Krishna. Thus originally we are all pure; the soul itself is neither bad or good.

                                                                  Q. Say a devotee after getting initiated, is unable to do his 16 rounds of chanting on a day or few days, due to illness or anything of that sort, it is like breaking the vows, right? So how and what the devotee should do in such situation?

                                                                  Q. I read in digest 189 that "who does not follow the regulative principles is not fit for chanting (kirtana)". I am struggling with my attachments and find it difficult and sometimes or most times not motivated to chant. I feel very bad and sometimes dejected due to my own way of life of not watering the seed of devotion I received due to the mercy of devotees and especially one devotee.

                                                                  Q. 1. I'm trying to begin chanting (again!), but my failures in the past lead me to have some apprehension about doing so.

                                                                  Past failures need not be a deterrent in devotional service, particularly if you can make a careful assessment of the fundamental cause(s) that had led to a lapse and remedy them.

                                                                  Q. I have so much contamination and materialism in my heart that it is disturbing my consciousness when I am associating with devotees. Greed and envy for spiritual gain is coming to my mind sometimes.

                                                                  By the mercy of Krishna and Prabhupada, I have got this wonderful association. I don't know how long will I have such good fortune and mercy. What should I be meditating on and what should be my consciousness when I associate with devotees, such that I don't keep thinking of just gaining or gaining more out of it.

                                                                  Service is what I look for but it's not all the time. Please guide me in this.