(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12th March 2012, New York) Lecture: SB 3.31.45-46 In the beginning our relationship is about what we are getting from Krishna, but later it becomes what we are … more
Accepting the blessings as it comes
It is true that the spiritual master wants more, he wants increase. And not only the spiritual master, Krsna wants increase- eternally so! That’s why this whole seperation business is going on…It’s not easy to please the spiritual master.
Sometimes someone is acting in a way that is reasonably acceptable according to devotional standards. So the spiritual master ought to be pleased. And then what if he’s not pleased???… (Dramatic) ‘The problem is that my spiritual master is unreasonable…he’s too demanding!’ But a spiritual master cannot be too demanding, it is not possible. Even if he’s very demanding, that’s a blessing! So one must somehow or other accept it as it comes…
(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005)