Kadamba Kanana Swami

So when we are so close to the drop, we feel the power of maya is pulling at us. So what do we do at that stage? One feels very weak and sometimes devotees at that stage in full knowledge of the philosophy of Krishna consciousness and being fully attracted,appreciating the beauty of the Deities and Krishna are still suddenly finding themselves very close to maya and…..fall down!
So how to save ourselves at that time. So that is my question that I want to present here.

When we have come to this point it is an impetus to make an increased effort. That is actually the meaning of it. The meaning of it is, is that at that stage when we are far from Krishna then we have to make a tremendous effort to somehow or other attract Krishna. That is the only thing that will save us. An intense effort will save us at that point.

So at that point rather than just letting go, when feeling weak and feeling dizzy in the stomach: “Ah here’s maya, oh no what am I going to do now?!”

NO, instead of that, we are meant to turn around and make an increased endeavour to attract Krishna. Then Krishna will come near again.
So we have to conquer Krishna. The separation is actually an impetus to intensely try to regain the favour of Krishna. It is the favour of Krishna when Krishna is close to us…..so Krishna can never ever be taken for granted. So when we come to that point that we are far away from Krishna then we have to do everything to make a special endeavour at that time to conquer Krishna. So this is one of the difficult things to learn in Krishna consciousness.

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Class CCML 8.194)

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