When the good seems better than the best ()

by Chaitanya Charan dasNovember 12, 2011

When we strive to practice devotional service, the power of illusion is ever-waiting to thwart our efforts. If we are casual about our practice, this power straightforwardly drags us down to anti-devotional activities. But if we are somewhat serious, then this power subtly distracts us by messing up our priorities, by making us mistake semi-devotional or non-devotional activities to be more urgent or important than core-devotional activities.  When we fall for this ruse, then our devotional determination gets starved and soon what began as a semi-devotional distraction ends as an anti-devotional destruction.

Therefore, whenever the good starts seeming better than the best, we need to see this confusion as a signal that our intelligence needs a reality check by connection with scriptural guidance.

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4 Comments
  • shubham
    November 14, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks a lot for making such a subtle point!
    Now, I know what is actually happening in my life……
    I’m in need of further possible guidance.

  • November 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks for such fine analysis.

  • kiran Wagadari
    September 4, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Awesome Analysis Of Subtle & Often Unoticed Distractions .Prji It Would Be Better If U can give practical Eg. In KC (This IS My Need),thank u very much

  • Dhananjay Vashistha
    November 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    The very essence of this article is as follows-

    if we are somewhat serious, then this power subtly distracts us by messing up our priorities, by making us mistake semi-devotional or non-devotional activities to be more urgent or important than core-devotional activities. When we fall for this ruse, then our devotional determination gets starved and soon what began as a semi-devotional distraction ends as an anti-devotional destruction

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