“In our heart, we actually have to purify our consciousness of other desires. Because if we don’t, when we leave the body, or it’s time to make that decision, we’ll choose whatever we’ve been thinking about. So, it’s not enough to give lip service – ‘I want to have pure love for Krishna’, But all the time thinking about other things. We have to train our mind to actually think about serving Krishna. When other thoughts come, we have to relegate them to their appropriate position in our mind, ‘Oh, this is a secondary thing. My first priority is love’. We have to train our mind continuously so that it’s reflex. As soon as it comes to desiring something, we automatically desire love for Krishna.”

His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj

12th February, 1986 | New Talavan farm, USA