How to follow Nishkam Bhakti during difficult times of life also?

How to follow Nishkam Bhakti during difficult times of life also?

A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this:

“Hare Krsna Prabhu. Dandavat Pranam. It is said that Devotional Service should be without cause and cannot be checked in any circumstance: ahaituky apratihata yayatma suprasidati. But when life is stable it is easy to do Devotional Service whereas in difficult times it becomes difficult. So how to understand this? All glories to Srila Prabhupad.“


Being a disciplined guy within the four walls of a jail is not a great thing.  Being a disciplined person when you enjoy full freedom is the real discipline.

Worshiping the God during the problems is not a great thing. Worshiping even when you have no problems and are happy is the real devotion.

See, Nishkam Bhakti is the HIGHEST STANDARD in devotion.

(Sakama, Nishkam & Suddha Bhakti – Which is Superior to follow? Why? READ HERE!)

It is the state that qualifies for 100% marks.

But, even if you score 70%, Krishna accepts you out of his causeless mercy understanding that even thinking of Krishna is difficult in this kaliyuga.

You may find it difficult to score 100% by following Nishkam bhakti.

However, try your best to follow Nishkam devotion. Though you score 50% in your efforts, that is awsome.

The remaining score can be scored in the next birth.

You are not going to lose the scored 50%. It will be transferred to the next birth in your account.

In your next birth, you can start from the 51st score and try to reach 100%.

So, don’t worry seriously by affecting your mood and peaceful mind for being unable to follow Nishkam devotion.

(What if following Nishkam bhakti to Krishna is difficult in kaliyuga? READ HERE!)

At present, if you like to pray to Krishna for something, Pray.

But, Gradually reduce that with the advancing age.

Take the problems as the blessings as they clear your karma. By facing more problems, you are getting purified fast.

Faster the purification – faster will be your Going back to the godhead Krishna.

(Losing trust in Krishna during difficult times! Solutions! READ HERE!)

Whenever you face problems, understand that you are clearing part of your karma.

If you don’t face them but get the help of Krishna or demigods for coming out of problems, you are postponing that karmic reaction to the next birth.

So, face and clear.

When you come to this level of maturity, you won’t ask anything from Krishna and you will be stable in your devotion in all the situations.

Just believe that Krishna will never let you down.

He will keep on elevating you if you are ready to face the life with utmost purity and without expectations.

Expectations lead to disappointments if you don’t get what you expected.

So, Stopping the expectations is the PART OF YOUR DEVOTIONAL LIFE.

Always keep this in mind and gradually reduce expectations if you are unable to suddenly stop them.

Your efforts to come to the stage of Pure devotion will not go waste.

Hope you are clear about how to follow Nishkam Bhakti during difficult times of life also.

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Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.