The Bhagavad Gita states that we should not eat too much nor should we eat too little. We should not sleep too much and we should not sleep too little. We should not be too talkative and we should not be overly silent.
While doing service to Krishna we have to keep our body in good health and our mind sharp.
Evem though the ultimate goal of practice of Krishna consciousness is to become free from the bondage of material constraints the body must be maintained well while our soul is within it.
Except for some very rare souls most are wanting to have some pleasure to enjoy this life. The sakama karma mishra bhakti yoga to Sri Krishna is the stage of devotional practice where lusty desires are present within the servant of Krishna.
The sanskrit word sakama means with lust. With the tendancy to become lustful the karmas or actions of Krishnas devotee are mixed with the desire to serve God.
Karma mishra means that ones actions are mixed. A completely purified servant of God has one action only, the service to God. All day and everyday the pure devotee does not deviate. Constant and dedicated worship of Krishna is shuddha bhakti. Shuddha means pure.
Pure bhakti is not tainted with the desire for pleasure. Bhakti is sanskrit for service to God. When we say karma mishra bhakti this means that we do some service to Krishna and also we do some selfish indulgence in material life.
Most of the time material life is dominated by lusty desires. Most of us are controlled the strongest by our desire to enjoy sex and our desire to procreate. These desires are the hardest to avoid and the hardest to resist.
The use of the word sakama emphasises lust as the primary karma that prevents us from attaining complete mercy by Krishnas benediction.
Krishna wants for us to be always in his service. At one point we decided to accept Krishnas offer that ws could be free to enjoy earthly material life.
The practice of balancing activities in our lives helps us to regulate our own faults. It is good to eat right and sleep well. To be happy and give benefit to others is the instruction of the Bhagavad Gita that we follow to gain foundation to regulate and conquer the most primal and instinctive human traits that stand before us as obstacles in our service to God.