Q: Sometimes during kirtan I start crying. And it’s not tears of joy at all, it’s something more like pain and at that moment I cannot stop it. I don't know what it is, I think that perhaps some negative emotions from the past. I have to go to another room to cry out and then return to kirtan. Before I had such tears only sometimes when was singing bhajans for Lord Nrisimha Dev and I was not thinking about it because was singing to Him only once a year on the Day of His appearance. But now it happens also sometimes during kirtans. I want to ask you why this happens and what can I do to stop it, because I'm not sure it is ok?
Devotion or emotion? – “Crying for Krishna.” – Saraswati Thakur suppresses his ecstatic emotions not to mislead neophytes. – Stanislavski method or “Acting as a way of salvation”. – Imitative devotion. – Revolutionary statements of Saraswati Thakur. – We should repeatedly acknowledge our limitations. – Raga-bhakti. – How to adjust yourself to understand the truth? - Mahaprabhu’s ecstatic trans. – Bhaktivinod Thakur and Saraswati Thakur are not practitioners. – Bhajan – direct service to the upper world. – Gaurakishor Das Babaji Maharaj and attempts to imitate him. – Causeless and irresistible. – The sentimental by nature. - Get your emotions under control – then resume. – Dr. Mukuda and Haridas faint due to their devotional feelings. – Service to Srimati Radharani is the target of the great devotees. – Krishna-prem doesn’t exist in this world. – Siksastakam: the glories of the holy names. – Mahaprabhu says, He doesn’t have Krishna-prem. – Associate with those who appreciate and serve them.