Suryakant Vibhandik, 20 May 2019
How should I harmonize spiritual and household duties?
Heli Suthar, 21 May 2019
This same question was asked by me to one of the mataji in temple..
She gave the answer -you should do your household work but along with it you should also chant Krishna’s name in this way our work is purified and our spiritual life also progress…
Also we should accept our family members as Krishna’s children and devotees ,and serve them with love ….so our service to Krishna’s devotees is also fulfilled
When we serve devotees of Krishna, Krishna automatically gets satisfied
Rupa Manjari devi dasi, 22 May 2019
Please accept my humble obeisances
All glories to srila Gurudeva
All glories to Srimate Gurumata
All glories to Srila Prahbupada
Would just like to add we make or homes a temple for Krishna. We keep Deity or picture of Krishna. . Krishna is the center as in the temple. We cook for Krishna, we clean this house (temple), Krishna’s house for Krishna, and we engage his devotees, the family members in Krishna’s service. When we realise this way doing household chores are ecstatic bliss, and believe me you will be chanting spontaneously when you do your chores.
If however we see it as our house, our family members, household chores will only be dry and a burden. And will do nothing to get us back to Godhead, but simply a waste of time.
So dive in, it’s wonderful, I personally don’t want to leave the house, so much wonderful service to do for Krishna there. I go out only to preach, to go to the temple, for Sadhu Sanga, and to purchase Bhoga and paraphernalia for Krishna.
Rupa Manjari dd
Sacinandana Das, 24 May 2019
Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Gurudev and Srimati Gurumata ji.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Bhaktivinod Thakur says that I do no work to maintain my household, I work to maintain Krishna’s household. For a devotee nothing is material, everything is spiritual. Like if a devotee is cleaning the house, he is not cleaning his house, he is cleaning Krishna’s house.
Harihara hota, 28 May 2019
कृष्णस्य परिवारोयं समग्रजनता भुवि
सर्वस्य हृदये तस्य दर्शनं शोकनाशकम्
आब्रह्मस्तम्बपर्यन्तं जगति सचराचरम्
सर्वं कृष्णमयं ज्ञेयं तत्सेवनं सुखार्थकम्
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