QUESTION: In the śāstras an elaborate process of Deity worship is described. If, however, someone is living alone in the West, should they do... Read More
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Question: In chapter 3 of Bhagavad Gita, Krishna speaks of duty, and how one should do one's duty imperfectly rather than perform another's duty well. As Vaishnava's in today's world, what should our duty be?
Two years ago I experimented with something I had been deliberating on for many years. Along with twelve of my students, I rented a house in Switzerland for a week in the summer and engaged in japa meditation as described in bhakti shastra. There was no contact with the outside world, (i.e. no phone or internet) and we cooked our own food. The results were very encouraging.