Decide and Proceed

'Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing so futile' a quote by Bertrand Russell. To be between ideas or choices; time and energy are depleted without tangible result. It is to remain between or literally nowhere. 

In serving Krishna, procrastination is also discouraged. It is referred to as 'vyudha-vikalpa', indecision. Sacrifice begins with sankalpa, solemn oath and stated purpose. So although for sure, we should take our time to make important decisions, deciding is important. 

Making a decision constitutes the beginning. To leave it open has its consequence as George Canning states: 'Indecision and delay are the parents of failure.' In his commentary on the Bhagavad-gita, Srila Prabhupada therefore writes: 'They procrastinate; anything which can be done in an hour they drag on for years. Such workers are situated in the mode of ignorance.' Prabhupada made the decision to come to the west and there all things began.


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