Composure and Perseverance are Favourable to Bhakti



sri sri guru gauranga jayatah!

Rays of The Harmonist On-Line Edition

Year 9, Special Edition
Posted: 17 December 2016


Dedicated to
nitya-lila pravista om visnupada

Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja


Inspired by and under the guidance of

Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja


Composure and Perseverance are Favourable to Bhakti

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

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Śrī Śrī Guru Gaurāṅga Jayataḥ
(All glories to Śrī Guru and Śrī Gaurāṅga)

Śrī Puruṣottama Maṭha, Purī
Phālguna, 1341
20 February, 1935

Dear object of my affection,

I have received a pencil written letter from you. If the living entity has bhakti for Bhagavān, he has no cause for dissatisfaction. On this Earth, it is only when we are averse to service to Bhagavān that we become subject to the results of our actions [karma]. As a result of our karma, we sometimes relish joy and love, and at other times, we feel sorrow and contempt. When understanding awakens about the necessity of serving Bhagavān, no [worldly] suffering or pleasure will affect us.

Always apply your mind to the service of Bhagavān and no one will be able to harm you. If you become restless, or if you express dissatisfaction with anyone during your sojourn on this Earth, your mind will not gravitate to the subject of how to serve Bhagavān. Argument, violence, and mental perturbation or conflict will prevent you from serving Hari.

Therefore, equip yourself with the quality of tolerance, like a tree, and stay in Śyamanta-Pañcaka [in Kurukṣetra] as Bhagavān desires. Wait for the day that Śrī Gaurahari sends you elsewhere. If you can do this, you will meet with auspiciousness.

Your eternal well-wisher,
Śrī Siddhānta Sarasvatī

Prepared by the Rays of The Harmonist team


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