One Godbrother said about his devotional service in general: “We used to be so enthusiastic. Now the ecstasy has been replaced by a sobriety.” One has responsibilities in the Hare Krishna movement, heavy duties. But where is the joy in service and in remembering what Krishna likes to do with His dearmost?
Yet Srila Prabhupada assures us this sankirtana movement is very dear to Krishna. Work for spreading the holy name and Krishna will be pleased with us.
(_Begging for the Nectar of the Holy Name_)
I state that our early enthusiasm
has been replaced by a sobriety.
We have heavy duties now, but
where is the joy
in service? Persons like
us “work for
spreading the holy name
and Krishna will be pleased
– And we will be happy.