HARE KRISHNA !
How To Resist Temptations?
One of the disciples approached his Guru with a heavy heart. When enquired of his troubled face he said, “Guruji, I am fed up with temptations. At each moment and every place I am tempted. I fear that I will have to leave this life of solitude and prayer due to the irresistible temptations that suppress the joy of my life.”
The Guru consoled him saying, “Don’t worry my child. There is a solution for your problem. Let’s talk about this after two weeks. Till then I will be praying specially for you.”
Once the disciple left the place, the Guru called the gardener as well as the cook of the Ashram and gave them some directions. The disciple who came with the problem of temptations must be given some responsibilities continually, without fail – it was the advice.
After two weeks the Guru approached the disciple concerned and asked him, “What about the temptations now?” With much joy, the disciple answered, “Now there are no temptations as I am always engaged in some responsibilities. Since I am too tired of work, as soon as I go to bed, I sleep. Now there is no room for tempations.”
Laziness paves way for temptations. An easy-going way of living, forgetting the responsibilities and goals of life will surely open the door for the tempter. Sign of laziness is not merely an idle rest. Uncreative actions are also signs of laziness. For example, wasting hours uselessly in front of the television and computer as well as spending a lot of time on mobile phone are also indications of laziness. Meditating over the Goal of life(To Please the Supreme personality of Godhead Sree Krishna) and cherishing real and constructive dreams about the future in relation to the goal of life will make us more and more active. Healthy thoughts about death too will prompt us not to waste time. For, we do not know whether we have an opportunity tomorrow. Therefore let us chant the Holy Name to live each moment with diligence and zeal.
Lord, we know that the Maya enters into our lives since we are lazy. Make us creative and fruitful . Let the fire of the Holy Name enkindle the coldness of our heart. May the Holy Name of the Lord Krishna help us to use each moment fruitfully. Then, we know that laziness and temptations will not conquer us. Thus our life will become a life glorifying you. Hare Krishna !
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
& Be Happy