(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, 7 April 2012, Durban, SA) When Krsna gives us austerity by taking things away, it is Krsna’s arrangement to make us stronger. So Krsna tests us to give us the strength. … more
We are looking upon this unlimited material energy and we see both: The beauty and The suffering.
I was thinking – a beautiful lawn and how it stands as a symbol for enjoyment, a place for picnic. A place where one can sit and everything is very pleasant.
Peaceful bees humming and butterflies and birds chirping, beautiful musical arrangements, sunrays, nice, warm, pleasant and so on, beautiful colours and what not….
That is one perspective – but if for a moment we imagine ourselves to become smaller, then we see that within this grass, the grass itself is like a jungle where different living beings are dressed up like tanks and …one walks off with a leg of another! So that peaceful grass is actually Kuruksetra, if you look at it from a mini perspective!
In this way: Simultaneously in this world we see happiness and distress is so difficult to separate. Therefore pure happiness does not exist on the material plane – It is always mixed. As Srila Prabhupada said there is always sand in the sweet rice!
(Kadamba Kanana Swami 01/07/2009)