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I want to enjoy my life by having food that I like (not non-veg), entertainment, friends and parties and of course everything limited. I feel I am missing something and honestly iam not getting taste of holy name.....Is it possible to be like this and at the same time dear to god or krishna consious.Please forgive if the question is appropriate.
Nice set of questions you have asked once again Aakash pr. I will try to answer with my limited knowledge.
We can get the knowledge by three ways
Hare Krishna Jagadatma prabhu,
I thank you for enlightening information and expect your mercy for my spiritual upliftment.
very nice explanation prabhuji
Hare Krishna sudheendra prabhu,
I thank you from bottom of my heart for such enlightening information, hope to recieve your
jai shree krishna
His Divine Grace, A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has given explanations which hopefully should guide us and tell us how we should act and behave. There are several explanations coming from different books and the quotes below should help.
From the book "The path of perfection":
"No one wants to sit down and meditate. Why should we? We're meant for positive activity, for recreation, for pleasure. In Krsna Consciousness, our recreation is dancing and chanting, and when we get tired, we take prasada.
Is dancing difficult? We don't charge anything for dancing in the temple. If you go to a ballroom, you have to pay to enter, but we do not charge. It is natural to enjoy music and dancing and palatable foods."
"In Vaikuntha, the spiritual world, there is no anxiety. Vaikuntha means "freedom from anxiety", and in Vaikuntha the liberated souls are always dancing, chanting and taking prasada. There are no factories, hard work and technical institutions."
"Since our actual nature is anandamaya, blissful, we are always searching for happiness. In the cities, we are inundated with advertisements. Restaurants, bars, nightclubs and dance halls are always announcing 'come on, here is ananda. Here is pleasure.' That is because everyone is searching for ananda, pleasure. Our society for Krsna Consciousness is also announcing, 'Here is ananda,' but our standard of pleasure is very different. In any case, the goal - pleasure - is the same".
"Unfortunately, under illusion, people do not know where real pleasure is to be found. Real pleasure exists eternally in the transcendental form of Krsna."
"Material tastes are different because they are tasted and quickly finished. Material tastes last only a few minutes.
You may take a piece of candy, taste it, and say 'Oh that is very nice,' but you have to taste another in order to continue the enjoyment. Material taste is not unlimited, but real taste is without end. Spiritual taste cannot be forgotten; it goes on increasing."
"The pacific ocean is always tossing, but it is not increasing. By God's order, the ocean does not extend beyond its limit, and if it extends, there is havoc. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu says that there is another ocean, an ocean of transcendental bliss, an ocean that is always increasing. By chanting Hare Krsna, our pleasure potency increases more and more".
There are on youtube some interesting video lectures by Divine Grace, A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada that will
help to understand more and better how to serve Krsna and remain close to him.