(Kadamba Kanana Swami, June 2011) The world is meant to make us frustrated, and you never get what you want! Just like when I was a kid, I made my list of birthday presents that I desired. My … more
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Sweden, 2010)
Transcribed by Madhumati Devi Dasi
So, this desire to be free is there in every living entity. But there are always some obstacles in our freedom. For the children, it is the parents who are constantly blocking them from moving around. The parents constantly grab them and stop them, and at one point when they grow to maturity, they move away from their parents, and think:
“Freedom at last!”
But there is still no freedom. Like even if there is no one to tell us what we should do or should not do. Even then we are so bound and limited in that material energy, and we encounter the limitations of our mind; limitations of the senses; limitations of the intelligence; limitations after limitations and that we are always driven. The Vedic scriptures say that there are six waves that are just dragging us along hunger, thirst, lamentation, old age, infirmity and death. So these six waves are over powering forces and we cannot do anything and we simply have to respond and thus life goes on.
Eight million four hundred species of life, and all are hungry in the morning….. starving but Krishna makes arrangements for their sustenance. So here it is explained that real freedom comes in relationship to Krishna, because as we turn away from Krishna, we become minimised in our power and currently we are very much minimised in our power!