'Here and Now'
We have to realize that
Krishna consciousness is here and now, actually. Mayavadis
misuse that, but Bhaktivinoda Thakura is the original
propounder of the 'Here and Now' philosophy.
Forget the past that sleeps and ne’er
The future dream at all,
But act in times that are with thee
And progress thee shall call. *
This is were the real nectar is, it's right here and it's
We're thinking, "Well, it's going to be later on when we are
at the festival..., or later on when I get this position..., later
on when I get married..., or later on when I get free from
marriage..." We're thinking it is
We're not realizing it's right here and it's
We just have to really tune in and really purify our
consciousness. We have to be very introspective.
Prabhupada says, "a gentleman thinks twice before speaking
We have to very introspectively observe, "What's going on in
my mind right now?"
Sankarshan Das Adhikari
SB class, 6/9/05, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
* Note: from
Saragrahi Vaishnava by Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda
(found in The Seventh Gosvami: A Biography of Srila
Bhaktivinoda Thakura p. 103
by Rupavilasa Dasa )
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