(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 April 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Rama Naumi Initiation Lecture ) One element of happiness is giving mercy to others - that brings happiness. That always brings happiness … more
Krsna’s pastimes are unlimited and centering around the relationship with His devotees. Krsna is always absorbed in remembering His devotees and the devotee is always remembering Krsna, and both are experiencing deep emotional attraction to one another. In this way devotional service is a personal process, never a mechanical one.
We can understand from the pastimes of Krsna that devotional service is not a process of washing the heart from all the dirt, but rather that it is a matter of pleasing Krsna by our service, and Krsna will make all the arrangements. Krsna takes away all the impurities from the heart. It is Krsna, and whenever Krsna is pleased, then He will reveal something within our heart.
Therefore, the devotee is always acting for the pleasure of Krsna and Krsna is always acting for the pleasure of the devotee!
(Kadamba Kanana Swami 16-17/08/2006 Janmastami)