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“The most blissful stage of consciousness by very far …”

“The most blissful stage of consciousness by very far …”

From a letter to Sivananda — Los Angeles 4 December, 1968
by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

Regarding your first question, is it offensive to think of Krishna’s Pastimes while chanting, I think you should know that it is not offensive, but rather it is required. One must try for the point when he simply hears Krishna and immediately all of Krishna…, His pastimes, His form, His quality, are in his thoughts.

‘So to always be immersed in thoughts of Krishna this is our process.’

When we are full in Krishna then where there can be any chance for māyā in us? So this is our duty to remember Krishna’s pastimes. One who cannot remember Krishna, let him always hear Hare Krishna and then when he has perfected this art, then always he will remember Krishna, His activities, His qualities, etc.

The answer to your second question is that when one becomes accustomed to inoffensive chanting, then his fruit is that he is promoted to the stage of pure Love of Godhead, or prema. This prema is the perfectional stage of consciousness and the most blissful by very far.

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