Kadamba Kanana Swami , Stockholm 01/2010

How to become attached to Krishna? It seems so difficult. It seems like something very difficult to achieve. But that is not a fact actually. It is not difficult at all, because it says in Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit) that if we know that all material worlds and all the spiritual worlds are emanating from Krishna. In other words if you really understand that everything is coming from Krishna then automatically we start finding Krishna very wonderful and the result is that as one knows all these Glories about Krishna he naturally develops love for Krishna.

So love for Krishna that is what we are simply interested in, to develop a little bit more love for Krishna. So the more we know, the more we know about Krishna, the more we will naturally begin to love Krishna. The more we serve Krishna the more we we will naturally become attached to Krishna.

It is said just like the Deities, it’s not so easy for a conditioned soul to see the Deities as non different from Krishna, not so easy. But if we begin to serve the Deities then gradually we will see that they are non different from Krishna . This is how it works. It comes through that service. So by hearing about Krishna, by serving Krishna automatically our attachment to Krishna develops and gradually our love for Krishna is awakened and then we can be like a pure devotee, a fire without smoke.
– No smoke, always clear consciousness, always in perfect knowledge, always in every situation always knowing what to do and what not to do, always knowing , no confusion , no anxiety. But in our case there is confusion! There is anxiety, there is fear , there is anger , so many things that show that we are not always remembering Krishna with our heart full of love.
The only reason why this whole Hare Krishna centre is here is for that purpose to rememeber Krishna , otherwise why would we have it , what ‘s the point , you could say “Well, to take prasadam”…Yeah but the essence of taking prasadam is to remember Krishna . Nothing else or otherwise what would be the meaning. To remember Krishna and to become attached to Krishna.
So that is our aim, to somehow or other repeat our rememberence automatically – our attachment to Krishna will grow…and this is what we want to do with our life.

(Kadamba Kanana Swami , Stockholm 01/2010)

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