(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Durban – South Africa, April 2011)
We are not just a movement where all the energy goes into itself. There is a danger that we become a group, and the group spends all its time keeping the group alive, and the group cooks for the group, and the group does plays for the group, and the group has kirtan, get-togethers for the group and so on. That is of course, nice, but that’s not enough.
We must always think, how can we flood the world? How can we touch the world? There is such a need – I don’t have to tell you. Everyone can see, everyone can see what a crazy world it is. And everyone knows that only Krsna Consciousness is the solution. No-one else has any solution, and people are looking for the solution – many people! And if we present it nicely, in a reasonable manner, we will be surprised how many people will begin to listen. And even if they’re not ready to listen, still try. Prabhupada was like that, always trying.
So this is something that is part of our movement – that we think in that mood of generosity, that mood of giving, because Krsna is suhrdam sarva-bhutanam, the well-wisher of all living beings. We cannot see who lives on the other side of the hill, but Krsna can. Krsna knows what every living being thinks. Krsna is waiting for every living being to return back to Godhead. That’s His desire, there’s no doubt about it. So if we are the servant of Krsna, then we must do something, and we can do something in a way that is inspiring to us and inspiring to others.