“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #5”
1131) Whether I know when I will become joyful! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
———– Just like personally, up to seventy years, I was practically doing nothing. But at the age of seventy years, by the grace of God, Krsna, there was inspiration. I went to western countries. Not to sit down there silently. So bhakti, the path is not inactivity. Actual activity begins when one is situated on devotional service. It is explained in the Bhagavad-gita, brahma-bhutah prasannatma. When one is brahma-bhutah, self-realized, he’s prasannatma, joyful, anandamaya. Brahma-bhutah prasannatma na socati na kanksati [Bg. 18.54]. He has no desire to fulfill, neither he has lamentation. Here, in the material world, we hanker after things which we do not possess. “I want this. I want that.” And we cry when the thing is lost. Na socati. But a brahma-bhutah, when one is self-realized, when one knows that he’s not this body, he’s spirit soul, he’s part and parcel of Brahman, at that time, he becomes joyful. ——–—————-