While located in the Mayic world man must live peacefully with the object of cultivating the spirit.
In his society he must lead a pure life, avoid sins and do as much good as he can to his brother man.
He must be himself humble bearing difficulties of life with heroism, must not brag of any goodness or grandeur he has and must treat everyone with the respect due to him.
Marriage with a view to peaceful and virtuous life and with a view to procreate servants of the lord is a good institution for a Vaisnava.
Spiritual cultivation is the main object of life. Do everything that helps it and abstain from doing anything which thwarts the cultivation of the spirit.
Have strong faith that Krishna alone protects you and none else. Admit Him as your only guardian.
Do everything which you know Krishna wishes you to do and never think that you do a thing independent of the holy wish of Krishna.
Do all that you do with humility.
Always remember that you are a sojourner in this world and you must be prepared for your own home.
Do your duties and cultivate Bhakti as a means to obtain the great end of life, Krishna-priti.
Employ your body, mind and spirit in the service of the Deity.
In all your actions, worship the Great Lord. Do these with your heart, mind and strength in the company of spiritual people alone and you will see Krishna in no time.
– Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur 1896
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