Hare Krishna all,
I feel very uncomfortable fasting. I feel we are more into rules and regulations than bhakti.
Practicing the rules and regulations have become the measure of bhakti. It is much more annoying
when some one spy on you on what you are eating and what you are doing in your spare time.
Although devotees we are still humans who feel like relaxing our brain and body for sometime.
As per the suggestion of some elevated personality we should hear, watch and do activities which
are pleasing to Krishna like music, videos etc. How is that possible , we are humans with different thoughts and taste. Why shouldn't I do what I want, even if I do something out of obligation how is it going to please krishna when I am not doing it out of love. I feel we are linking everything to bhakti and inducing fear of God. Like If you don't do this you go hell, come back to material world etc. Please
throw some light on this topic as I don't want to pretend to be a devotee just blindly following something which is not pleasing to me. I want to be a devotee who does things with full conviction. Thank you.