Enthusiasm - an essential subject
One has to be very enthusiastic in devotional service. Enthusiasm means action, but action for whom? The answer is that one should always act for Kṛṣṇa. One must be very much enthusiastic that "In this life, in this human form of life, I must complete my spiritual consciousness, or God consciousness, so that in the next life I may not have this material body. I must surrender to Kṛṣṇa. Although my mind is going outside, but I must be determined that I must surrender."
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Enthusiasm category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 12 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|A living entity cannot stop acting. So when he is forbidden to become enthusiastic about material achievements, he should at once be encouraged to be enthusiastic about spiritual achievements. (Nārada-bhakti-sūtra, Chapter 5)|
|Enthusiasm is a symptom of the living entity; it cannot be stopped. It is just like a powerful engine: if you utilize it properly, it will give immense production. Therefore enthusiasm should be purified. (Nārada-bhakti-sūtra, Chapter 5)|
|Enthusiasm should be purified. Instead of employing enthusiasm for attaining material goals, one should be enthusiastic about achieving the perfectional stage of devotional service. (Nārada-bhakti-sūtra, Chapter 5)|
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