We all are struggling with our enjoying mentality. We think we are the enjoyers. We often lose enthusiasm in devotional service because we perceive it as an obstruction to our enjoying tendency. The problem is that there is no real lasting enjoyment for the soul in this material world. Especially when the most blissful path of devotional service is forsaken. In short, we cannot afford to give up devotional service for our own self interest. But how to deal with our enjoying mentality which does not let us go forward on the path of Bhakti? Let us try to understand the problem more deeply. The enjoying mentality is a product of false ego. And the predominating deity of false ego is Sankarshan. And Sankarshan is no one but a portion of the plenary portion of Nitai. Is this something which you are reading for the first time? It may be new for you but it is the eternal truth. I am not saying this. Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī revealed this secret to Mahārāja Parīkṣit in Shrimad Bhagwatam. It is Sankarshan who controls the enjoying mentality of the living entity.
tasya mūla-deśe triṁśad-yojana-sahasrāntara āste yā vai kalā bhagavatas tāmasī samākhyātānanta iti sātvatīyā draṣṭṛ-dṛśyayoḥ saṅkarṣaṇam aham ity abhimāna-lakṣaṇaṁ yaṁ saṅkarṣaṇam ity ācakṣate.
“My dear King, approximately 240,000 miles beneath the planet Pātāla lives another incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is the expansion of Lord Viṣṇu known as Lord Ananta or Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa. He is always in the transcendental position, but because He is worshiped by Lord Śiva, the deity of tamo-guṇa or darkness, He is sometimes called tāmasī. Lord Ananta is the predominating Deity of the material mode of ignorance as well as the false ego of all conditioned souls. When a conditioned living being thinks, “I am the enjoyer, and this world is meant to be enjoyed by me,” this conception of life is dictated to him by Saṅkarṣaṇa. Thus the mundane conditioned soul thinks himself the Supreme Lord.”
From the above verse it is clear that Nitai’s partial expansion Sankarshan is the final in-charge of the enjoying mentality. If we pray to Nitai sincerely then Sankarshan will surely stop dictating this false conception of life that “I am the enjoyer, and this world is meant to be enjoyed by me”. When we do Nitai Vayulekhan, Nitai’s heart melts upon us and He orders Sankarshan to reduce this illusory enjoying mentality. Consequently, we naturally become more enthusiastic in all other processes of Bhakti after doing Nitai Vayulekhan. Who knew that the greatest and seemingly unsolvable problem of enjoying mentality had such a simple solution! That is, Nitai Vayulekhan.
Worthless disciple of Shrila Nitaipreshthji,