Moving Away From Egocentric Motivations
The Bhagavad-gita explains that our lives are governed by three powerful influences: goodness, passion, and ignorance. Whereas passion and ignorance inevitably result in suffering and disappointment, goodness cultivates knowledge and happiness. By choosing to incorporate elements of goodness into our daily lives, we experience the higher taste of living a life centered on principles of wisdom, piety, compassion, cleanliness, health, and sustainability. Without directly experiencing the transformative superiority of the mode of goodness, the influence of passion and ignorance will continue to cloud our freewill and hinder our ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
When we focus on living each moment for the pleasure of God, Krishna, and for the welfare of all living beings, we move away from egocentric motivations that demand acknowledgement and monetary gain from everything we do. It is one of life’s greatest ironies that the less we seek to fulfill our own selfish desires, the happier and more satisfied we become!
The practice of Krishna bhakti offers spiritual techniques that will allow you to experience the mode of goodness and to situate your consciousness and your body in an optimal atmosphere for spiritual growth and realization.