(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Radhadesh, Belgium, 2011) Lecture –Initiation, Part 2
At times when we are tested then we can actually see how much Krishna Conscious we are. When things are taken away and powers are taken away in our life then we will see how much Krishna Consciousness we have left, at times like that. So one cannot just take vows and then think:
“Oh alright, that’s it”.
No, it must be followed with a sense of spiritual culture, then we can actually have the strength, so that we can take shelter. If we have the culture of: regular association with the scriptures, nicely chanting, engaging with other devotional practices relating to the deity. If we do these things then we can turn to them. So this is what it takes, since it takes more than just promising!