Using Extraordinary Abilities in Devotional Service

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.15.33 - Using Extraordinary Abilities in Devotional Service (download mp3)
Chaitanya Charan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

 SB 11.15.33
antarayan vadanty eta
 yuƱjato yogam uttamam
maya sampadyamanasya

Learned experts in devotional service state that the mystic perfections of yoga that I have mentioned are actually impediments and are a waste of time for one who is practicing the supreme yoga, by which one achieves all perfection in life directly from Me.

It is common sense that whatever is a useless waste of time should be given up; therefore one should not pray to God for mystic yoga perfections. For a pure devotee, who has no material desire, even impersonal liberation is a useless disturbance in his life, and what to speak of the material perfections of yoga, which cannot even be compared to impersonal liberation. Such mystic perfections may be wonderful for an immature and inexperienced person, but they are not impressive for a learned man who has understood the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Simply by obtaining Lord Krsna one dwells within an infinite ocean of mystic opulences; therefore he should not waste precious time pursuing separate mystic perfections.

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