Burdened by responsibilities of mine,
For spiritual life don’t have time.
What looking at a statue can do?
How to help with money and family too?
When in proper way meditation called,
Easier then Lord’s features to recall.
Of all yogis best focused on Krishna the one,
From a little effort, benefits quickly to come.
For devotees Lord anything will do,
Including dancing with young girls too.
Surrendered souls they are,
Always in union with Him, even when far.
The less intelligent not knowing,
Thinking adharma when to forest going.
Knock against Him only would be found,
When if by rules themselves Krishna is bound.
Dog excited when given a bone,
That no meat on it not initially known.
Others for the same to fight,
Great analogy for material life.
Chewing that which chewed already,
Happiness never to come steady.
Wise instructions from Prahlada hear,
From bhakti-rasa a higher taste clear.
Food not prepared right,
In restaurant ready to fight.
Better if personal initiative to take,
And at home your own food make.
Then to Supreme Lord offering,
Prasadam then to you returning.
Human life for this austerity meant,
So that in bliss of devotion spent.
Brahmana not knowing how to read,
Yet had perfect understanding indeed.
Since Lord and devotee in mind to see,
How kind Krishna as charioteer could be?
Though of advanced knowledge no need,
No harm when in that path to proceed.
To help others find the same way,
And in devotional consciousness to stay.
Of devotional service so fond,
Like the fish living in its pond.
Not chance to survive when taken out,
Never a thought of service to go without.
Jnani like birthday wish sending,
Genuine sentiment, not just pretending.
Having knowledge that Krishna the source,
Not asking anything, proceeding steady in course.