(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Sydney, March 2011)
The well-wisher of all – that’s a noble thought. And that is the mood of Krsna and the mood of Krsna’s devotee. Therefore those who chant the Holy Name of Krsna, they get into that mood. Instead of thinking about themselves, ‘me, I and mine, and as much as I can get!’ To please and see what one can manipulate and get out of people… instead of that, they think of the benefit of all. The benefit of everyone, not only my happiness, not my happiness based on the suffering of others – no, our happiness to include the happiness of all! That is something, and if we can take up that, then that’s a very great goal.
One can find the inspiration to really take that up by chanting the Hare Krsna Maha-mantra, because when we chant the Hare Krsna Maha-mantra, we become purified from our lower nature and then we begin to develop an attraction to serving Krsna. The more we serve Krsna, the more taste we get and the more we become dedicated to serving Krsna, to the point where we become His instrument. And when we are so dedicated that we become His instrument, then we can be the well-wisher of all living beings and then that becomes our own meditation. Then we are on fire! Then we are so inspired! Then our whole life becomes meaningful