(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 February 2009) In Vrindavan, at one point I was the Temple President. It was a very big temple so I never had a peaceful moment! Prabhupada made a rule that the Temple … more
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm, June 2011)
Krsna reciprocates with His devotees. It’s not only that Krsna is the Supreme Controller and, pleased with the service of His devotee, is then bestowing some benediction. Like the worshippers of the demigods are worshipping for some benediction. But Krsna is not like that.
Krsna becomes captured! (Sanskrit) Krsna is saying that He is always in the heart of the devotee, and the devotee is always in His heart. So Krsna becomes emotionally involved with His devotee. He becomes captured by His devotee, and therefore Krsna reciprocates with His devotee.
That is something extraordinary. That is an understanding of the nature of the Supreme Lord which is not found so clearly in other concepts of the Lord. Here Krsna Consciousness stands out. There are many God concepts and religious understandings, and in this religious understanding, yes, the omnipotent and the omniscient features of the Lord are understood.
That is understood, but it is not understood that the Lord becomes very personally emotionally involved with His devotee and becomes captured by that devotee as a well-wisher, and gives Himself completely, and therefore becomes very intimately involved with His devotee.