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

Everything in this world belongs to Krishna, including our bodies, our children and all of our possessions. Therefore, everything is meant to be used for Krishna. Of course, we ourselves also need to live – we need a residence for shelter, we need to eat and so on, but we are doing that all on behalf of Krishna:

“yajña-śiṣṭāśinaḥ santo
mucyante sarva-kilbiṣaiḥ” (Bg3.13).

One should only eat ‘yajña-śiṣṭāśinaḥ’– remnants that has been offered to the Lord! Only that which is left over from ‘yajña’, no other things a devotee will take! It is said that otherwise one will get involved in sinful reactions! Because whatever is the consciousness of the cook, will affect whatever he has eaten and subsequently it will affect our consciousness. Thus new material desires will be born! Therefore, we are careful in our eating, that in our house is Krishna’s house! In that house we are only doing things that are favourable to Krishna!

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