In this material world we are very attached to our bodies and we think we are the body and we try to enjoy the body but we have to suffer old-age, disease and death.
The modern science has no solution for old-age, disease or death and according to the Bhagavad Gita we also take again rebirth, however if we can become attached to serving Krishna then naturally we will go to Krishna at the time of our leaving this body.
So side by side, while we do our material activities we should also do something spiritual. Actually the spiritual activities are extremely blissful and initially we may not understand but eventually it becomes aware to us.
The devotees like in the example of Krishna and the sages visiting the Bhulasva Raja and Srutadev the poor brahmana, how both received Lord Krishna with their utmost devotion.
One was a rich king so he gave opulent gifts chappan bhoga, he bathed the Lord’s feet with golden vessels, but he greeted the Lord with tears in his eyes and he was very happy that Krishna came to his palace.
Meanwhile Krishna went to the house of Srutadeva who lived in a grass hut, he was a poor brahmin and he dint have gold vessels, he dint haveidamonds or jewels. He offered Krishna a flower, a lotus, he bathed Krishna’s and the sages lotus feet and he gave them a grass mat to sit on, simple prasad, dal, rice, sabji and chapatis. But he was also so happy that Krishna visited his house and he started to dance and cry, he was so happy.
So if we can get a little bit of that spiritual desire to serve Krishna like the king and the poor brahmans or like the vrajavasis, they can’t remain even a micro second without seeing Krishna, they were feeling great separation.
So by practicing devotional service, gradually our attachment to Krishna increases and we can feel the natural love for Krishna. So I hope on this vyasa puja day serving the previous acharyas our disciplic line, you can taste the nectar of Krishna’s holy names and the nectar of devotion. Hare Krishna.HH Jayapataka Swami Vyasa Puja 2015 Message To Disciples