Even sometimes Krishna, He tests the devotee.
Just like Narada Muni told Dhruva Maharaja, “Go back. Go back to your kingdom. What is the use of your coming out here and looking for God? You just go back and don’t take all the risk of being here in the jungle with the animals, and the tigers and lions, and snakes, they may devour you.”
Dhruva Maharaj said, “Thank you very much for your kind instruction Narada Muni, but I beg your pardon, because I cannot accept. I had come here with determination to find God; if you can help me to find Bhagavan, then I’m glad to take it…”
Therefore we have to be careful not to allow material austerity, material penance, material pious activity, to creep in, ordinarily, these things are considered to be very great religious.
We don’t even allow them to come in… What to speak of sinful activity? Far away!
So by serving with a mind focused on Radha Krishna, constantly bring your mind back automatically by the mercy of Nitai Gaura, we’re purified. We gain this highest perfection of life.HH Jayapataka Swami Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture September 7th, 1981