The only thing that has meaning is service to Krishna and everything else is totally empty and totally leads to nothing, no progress – Like Prabhupada when he was in New York he was imitating the sound of the cars and saying that they are travelling at neck breaking speed but they are not making any progress, they are not going anywhere.
So the whole world going so fast but not really going anywhere – just staying in the material energy, staying in the cage but not going anywhere.
Prabhupada said: we have a bird in the cage we take the cage and we put it out in the field and the bird goes out and straight back into the cage – that’s also us- we have that opportunity to engage in devotional service but we don’t really want it as we know this cage and it is a comfortable cage and there are nice things to eat and different levels to sit in the cage so we like to stay in our cage –
Transcribed by Madhumati Devi Dasi
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm 2011)