Live in a bhajan kutir
Don’t live in a house, live in a bhajan kutir!
We are cultivating our Krsna consciousness by building up a whole Krsna conscious world around us. That nourishes us and that is important because it is easier to remember Krsna. When we have pictures of Krsna in our house, that will remind us of Krsna. So, we have to build a bhajan kutir. Don’t live in a house, live in a bhajan kutir! Make that house a holy place. A place where we are worshipping Krsna. Let me tell you a story of Mr Gupta. He had a business in truck parts. If you went to his place where he is selling these parts, there were pictures of Krsna everywhere. From the bottom of the wall to the top of the wall, even on the ceiling, there were pictures of Krsna. Even on the doorknob, there was a picture of Krsna. Mr Gupta’s watch had a picture of Krsna. His pen had a picture of Krsna. His tea cup had a picture of Krsna. Look anywhere, there is a picture of Krsna. One day, I asked him, “Guptaji, why do you have so many pictures of Krsna?” He said, “Well, I might just forget”. This is nice. Mr Gupta is a smart man. Life goes so fast. From 20-40 years, it goes very fast. From 40-60 years, it goes even faster. From 60-70 years, you do not even know how it happened. Life goes fast, so we really have to use our time.