How to get mental peace in spite of problems in kaliyuga?
A girl devotee asked like this (Name hidden):
“Hare Krishna. I am always facing problems. I don’t feel peace. Please suggest me ways to be peaceful mind. I am 26 now.”
You are talking about mental peace even in the age of 26. Anyway, let us see some basic details.
There are two solutions for getting mental peace:
(1) As an immediate solution, Get Krishna in this body itself.
(2) As a permanent solution, Get Krishna by going to His world.
Therefore, until we remain in this material world without getting Krishna, we have no mental peace.
Actually, as athmas, we are expected to remain blissful thinking of our master Krishna. It is our real nature.
Why we lost our peace?
Because, when we took bodies in material world as wished by us, Maya has spread her wings of attractions everywhere in this material world. Whatever we see, we like to own them. No end for this. Therefore, we always expect something in our day to day life. In case, it does not materialize, we become disturbed. Hence, no peace.
When will we stop expecting something?
Only when we get the most attractive one.
Among the owner of the house or a tenant, who will be more powerful?
The owner of that house will be more powerful.
Similarly, who will be the most powerful and attractive in this world?
Only the owner of all creations.
Who is the owner of all these creations?
Since Krishna is the owner of all creations/attractions, he will be the most attractive person.
Now what should you do?
You should WHOLEHEARTEDLY AND SINCERELY capture Krishna. You should dedicate your life and thoughts and actions for Krishna alone.
To always keep Krishna in mind, you should spend remarkable time every day for reading about Him, chanting His holy name, getting more association of the devotees of Krishna, etc.
All these devotional practices have been recommended to keep Krishna always in our mind.
In other words, we use Vidhi Bhakti (following devotional practices) to go to the Krishna Prema Stage.
If you do that, Only Krishna will attract you. And, He will never disappoint you.
But, transformation of Vidhi bhakti to further stages will take some remarkable time because we have to come out of our contamination of attachments that will take some time.
Now, no mental disturbance. Only mental peace.
You will always remain mentally peaceful.
Since we have not yet developed 100% Prema on Krishna, we are disturbed by maya’s temporary attractions. Hence we have no peace.
Hope you have understood.