…It was the marathon and there was one devotee, whose name was Purusottama, he was so fired up that he would start sleep walking and in his sleep he started to distribute books! So he would shake you while you was sleeping and try to sell you a book! And the only way to go back to sleep right away was to buy it! You can understand…he won the marathon! There’s no way to compete with somebody like that. But he got the mercy by being active. So devotional service is active, it’s not passive. It’s not just passively looking at how to receive the mercy. We become active and the more active one becomes the more mercy. And the more one becomes absorbed, then the smaller the material world becomes…

(Kadamba Kanana aharaja, October 2011, Melbourne, Australia)

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