"When we come to Krishna Consciousness, we have to also become responsible for what we do. If we are a little careful, Krishna will certainly protect us and then if we are careful about making mistakes and ask for forgiveness and avoid repeating in the future, then it is very easy to overcome any mistakes and get back home, Back to Godhead, and get purely Krishna Conscious.
But if we become careless, become impersonal or sahajiya, we just start offending Krishna, offending the Vaishnavas, it's a dangerous thing. When we come before the deity, we should say that I am a soul surrendered unto you, we pray for our protection from offenses, from our ignorance and the power of the illusory energy.
Srila Prabhupada said that when we do Guru Puja everyday, we beg forgiveness from the Guru for all the offenses we make so that we can continue to make progress. We can't even count how many offenses we make in a day. But we have to try to become more and more aware of them. If we don't try to avoid them, then we are responsible."
HH Jayapataka SwamiFrom the book: Vaishnava Vani Courtesy: Mathuradesh PublicationsPlease Visit: http://www.guruvakya.com