Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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To become Krishna’s dog? That’s difficult!

By on March 24, 2011 in Insights with 59 Comments
To become Krishna’s dog? That’s difficult!

Question to Radhanath Swami: I have often heard that a devotee should be Krishna’s dog, ready to do everything to serve him. Being a beginner on the path of bhakti this kind of surrender seems to be too high an ideal. How should I adjust my life with this principle?

Radhanath Swami: To be Krishna’s dog is our aspiration and we may be many miles or light years away from that ideal, but we must hold that ideal as sacred in our hearts. When we hear about Krishna’s pastimes in Vrindavan—especially the pure, unconditional, selfless love of the gopis—though our hearts are far away from that ideal, it still remains our aspiration.

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