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Are there any things I should avoid, if I want to become Krishna conscious?

Here are some guidelines to keep in mind for anyone wanting to maintain a high level of spiritual consciousness. These are from the Upadeshamrita, or the Nectar of Instruction. To read more detailed explanations, click here.

Unfavorable Activities

  • To eat more than required or accumulate more than necessary.
  • To work too hard for temporary things.
  • To speak unnecessarily or speak about material things that have no connection to a life of bhakti.
  • To follow scriptural rules and regulations blindly.
  • To neglect to follow scriptural rules and regulations.
  • To keep the intimate company of persons who have no interest in bhakti.

Unfavorable Attitudes

  • To be deceitful.
  • To be disturbed by material loss or gain, or overwhelmed by lamentation or anger.
  • To be greedy for mundane achievements.
  • To cause pain to any other living being.
  • To offend Krishna's holy names.
  • To offend the temple Deity.

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