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I want to do something to improve my spiritual life. Any suggestions?

Here are some recommended things to do—especially for a person who's interested in Krishna consciousness. First is a list of activities that can help anyone in their spiritual progress. Second is a list of attitudes conducive to the cultivation of spiritual consciousness. We hope you find something helpful here.

Favorable Activities

  • Receive initiation from an authorized spiritual master.
  • Chant the Hare Krishna mantra under a spiritual master’s direction.
  • Serve and seek guidance from a spiritual master.
  • Observe the holy days related to Krishna.
  • Worship Tulasi.
  • Practice nonviolence, seeing all beings as equal on the spiritual platform.
  • Always remember Krishna.
  • Practice good personal hygiene.
  • Live by religious principles, and act out of duty if spontaneous spiritual feelings haven’t yet manifest.
  • Keep company with Krishna’s devotees.
  • Follow the teachings and examples of previous great devotees.

Favorable Attitudes

  • Live with a sincere desire to please Krishna, thus attracting His attention and mercy.
  • Regard our suffering as Krishna’s mercy, meant for our purification.
  • Always offer Krishna respect and prayers.
  • Be enthusiastic, determined, and patient in practicing bhakti-yoga (Krishna consciousness).
  • Use everything in the service of the Lord.
  • Be convinced that engagement in bhakti(devotional service) is real life.
  • Take advantage of the company of Krishna's devotees to develop faith.
  • Be confident that by honest endeavor, you will achieve success by Krishna’s mercy.