Why should we truly persist in our chosen Sadhana and recite the Lord’s Name? Bhagawan lovingly explains to us today so that we may consistently practice our Sadhana without giving it up.
The physical body for whose sake you crave all this comfort and luxury is subject to damage and decay. One day, it will become food for dogs and jackals. The Lord, on the other hand, gives joy and the thrill of holy love. Surrender your heart to Him; He desires nothing else from you. He can be won by no other means, by neither unlimited scholarship nor pompous vows nor colourful rituals. Of the span of human life, one half is wasted in sleep; the other is frittered away in satisfying stupid desires, in the helpless ignorance of childhood and boyhood, in misery, travail, and illness, and in the inanity of old age. Devote yourself to some worthwhile activity and beware of misusing them for the silly pursuit of sensual pleasure. Use your precious years for the contemplation of the glory of the Lord, for fixing your mind on His lotus feet ever more firmly, and thus for transporting yourself across the vast ocean of birth and death. Therefore, practice at all times and under all conditions, with love and devotion, remembrance of the name of the Lord.
– Prasanthi Vahini, Ch 26.