(Kadamba Kanana Swami, New Ekacakra, Slovakia, 2011)

Lord Caitanya makes it especially easy, because He ordered every living being within the universe to take responsibility for distributing the fruits from the love of God, which is naturally inspiring, because then we become a teacher.

As a teacher we are in a superior position. It’s easier for the conditioned soul to act as a teacher, rather than to act as a student. It’s hard to act as a servant or as a student. But as soon as we begin to act like a teacher we say:

“Oh yes! That I can do… no problem. I can teach how to practise Krishna Consciousness… that I can do. I can’t follow it, and I chant hopeless rounds. My mind is always thinking about sense gratification. But I am an expert in teaching Krishna Consciousness”.

So it’s easier to be a teacher, than to be a student. So Lord Caitanya says:

“All right… yes, you can be a teacher… no problem. In Kali-yuga you can all be teachers. Everyone of you can be teachers!”

‘yāre dekha, tāre kaha ’kṛṣṇa’-upadeśa
āmāra ājñāya guru hañā tāra’ ei deśa, (Cc. Madhya 7.128).

“Whoever you meet, you teach them, and in this way you become a guru”.

So this is how we are in a conditioned nature. It’s easier to teach than to be a student. So Lord Caitanya just engages our conditioned nature, and gradually we become purified in the process of teaching all about Krishna Consciousness, because when you teach then you have to give examples, since new people are very critical. They don’t have much faith. So they are always looking at their teacher to find a fault – that’s the thing about new people. They are constantly studying their teacher… they don’t learn very much…  and are not very attentive towards what you are trying to teach them. But one thing they are really good at is studying their teacher at the slightest little thing:

“Ha … I knew it. There was a fault in this teacher!”

Therefore, as soon as we become a teacher, then we have to be very careful!


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