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Enthusiasm and patience=True surrender ……

But if we are simply patient and we are not enthusiastic then we are simply lazy. Spiritual life is not for lazy persons. In India, people, the laziest people; think that this is the best occupation, to become a sadhu. All you have to do is lay around in the temples all day, beg for some chapattis, let people touch your feet and say "God's blessings are on you' and that's all you do. We have seen many such persons.

But actually spiritual life is defined in the Gita, Krishna is impelling Arjuna, not to be lazy, but give all of his energy to fight for the sake of Krishna. And this is a real saintly person. He is willing to give all of his life's energies, exhaust everything he has, for the betterment of mankind in the service of God. That is a saint. Not someone who lays, and sleeps and eats some chapattis.

So we have to be patient, but at the same time we have to work very hard with great enthusiasm in the service of the Lord. And if we are very enthusiastic and patience, which is based on faith in the word of God, faith in the mercy of God then the combination of those two is surrender.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma-väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

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