690611b Lecture - Srila Prabhupada Speaks a Nectar Drop in New Vrindaban

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Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"A devotee, he hasn't got to be forced, just like the physician asks him, "Don't do this." He automatically does so. Why? Paraṁ dṛṣṭvā nivartate: he has seen or he has tasted something better, for which he doesn't like to take any more this abominable taste. That is bhaktiḥ pareśānu... That means when we become detestful such abominable things, then we should know that we are advancing in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. The test is in your hand. You haven't got to ask anybody, "Do you think I'm increasing in Kṛṣṇa consciousness?" But you can understand. Exactly in the same way: if you are hungry and if you are eating, you know, by eating, how much your hunger is satisfied, how much you are feeling strength, how much you are feeling pleasure. You haven't got to ask anybody. Similarly, if anybody increases his Kṛṣṇa consciousness, the test will be that he will be disinterested with all material pleasures."
690611 - Lecture SB 01.05.12-13 - New Vrindaban, USA