Becoming dear to Krishna

“If one follows the four regulative principles very strictly, chants japa regularly and everyday engages in some devotional service, they become very dear to Krishna and are firmly fixed on the path of vaidi bhakti. According to the Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu, if one tries to improve and render more sincere service to guru and Krishna, there is a hope for raganuga bhakti. Practicing raganuga bhakti takes one to bhava bhakti or ecstatic love for Krishna, which in turn, in due course of time, leads one to pure love of Krishna or Krishna prema. These are perfection levels of bhakti yoga.”

His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj
3rd October, 2013
West Bengal, India