Every devotee has to be what I call ‘spiritually self-sufficient.’ Spiritual self-sufficiency means that one must at least be able- independent from association- to apply the process of Lord Caitanya … more
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Sweden, 2010)
Transcribed by Madhumati Devi Dasi
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura explains that the ‘jiva’ is empowered by the ‘cit’ and ‘ananda’ – the potency of the Lord. It is logical that the spirit soul which is in the spiritual world is in the condition of ‘sat cit’ and ‘ananda’ – meaning that it is full of eternity, bliss and knowledge.
In this material world the eternal aspect is not attained, as we are in a temporary situation of the body. But the other two full of bliss, and full of knowledge can be attained within this material body, so that one becomes empowered with the knowledge and bliss potency. First to a limited degree and then it is increasing and then there is no limit to that. It is there that we find our freedom in the unlimited knowledge and unlimited happiness in devotional service.
In that way, as our knowledge for Krishna is increasing, in the same way our desire to serve Krishna will increase, because everything that we find out about Krishna is wonderful and is touching to the heart, since Krishna is bringing out different moods of the devotees!