SLOKA OF THE DAY:
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 3 Text 6
ya aste manasa smaran
mithyacarah sa ucyate
karma-indriyani--the five working sense organs; samyamya--controlling; yah--anyone who; aste--remains; manasa--by the mind; smaran--thinking of; indriya-arthan--sense objects; vimudha--foolish; atma--soul; mithya-acarah--pretender; sah--he; ucyate--is called.
One who restrains the senses of action but whose mind dwells on sense objects certainly deludes himself and is called a pretender.
Enlightenment's supposed to come with the prayer, not before it. -J.D. Salinger - "Franny and Zooey".
Fake it 'till you make it. -An AA saying.
One achieves bhakti by hearing and chanting about the Supreme Lord's special qualities, even while engaged in the ordinary activities of life in this world. -Nārada Bhakti Sūtra 37.
This sloka seems to be a warning to us who have begun our walk with the Lord. I am not a big fan of the AA saying but, if it keeps one "coming back", then it is good.
Let us not use God's mercy as an excuse for our behaviors!