we keep our mind fixed at the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya, Nityananda, then just like those residents of Bengal, when they saw Lord Caitanya, their mind was spontaneously attracted. That is the proof. When we find that when we come before the deity of Radha-Govinda, Jagannatha, Subhadra, Balarama that our mind is spontaneously attracted to the lotus feet. When we come in the Bhagavatam class, that our mind is spontaneously attracted. That’s a very good sign. Not that a person is sitting in class and we start to doze off. We shouldn’t give up the ship, we shouldn’t give up hope. Prabhupada said in Mayapur, if your sleeping during class, you should go out and plough the field. That time there was one sannyasi, in spite of that he slept. He said, “Now you go out and plough.” Made the sannyasi plough for five days. Then afterward said, “Alright.” You see. If they can’t stay awake in the class, then they should do some work for Krishna at least.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
25th Sep, 1983 SB class @ New York, USA