(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Cologne, August 2011)
Devotees should be very complete personalities. It is about developing all aspects of our personality, and we should be complete human beings.
This is something that really attracts me to Prabhupada, mainly that, not only is he the great exalted pure devotee completely on the topmost transcendental platform, but that at the same time, he is so human, so very human in his dealings. And that endears him to me very much.
I’m thinking that if we also can react like that, then that would be wonderful. Sometimes we see devotees may reach up to Lotus Feet of Krsna in great devotion, but they don’t come back down.
So then I feel it’s incomplete. When there’s a movement of devotees who are spiritually very deep and realised, and at the same time human – on the human platform – then that’s very nice.
That’s when I feel like, ‘Yes, yes, I want to be part of this movement. Then I want to be a Hare Krsna after all!’ Then I’ll say, “Okay then, I’ll do it. I’ll be there!”
That’s what I want: a wonderful movement of wonderful devotees!