(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta part 6

In the late seventies, I was staying in the Amsterdam temple. My service was to bring the laundry from all the sankirtan devotees in the morning and take them to the laundrette, which was on the corner. So with this huge bundle of dhotis, I felt like a donkey on its last legs – a bundle with legs going to the laundrette, and then I would drop it off. As soon as I left, on the opposite of the laundrette, there was the Dutch society for the sexually reformed, and as they were Dutch – they were into it. They had poster of every type of sex, with a phone number, for you to ring, if you were interested – for more information.

So I had to walk past there everyday, but somehow or other Lord Caitanya protected me! So that element is there, but then we know that there is a fine line:

‘I didn’t stop. I saw what I saw. What can you do? But I didn’t have a good look!’

Nowadays, it’s on the Internet, and many devotees have problems with the Internet. They surf and come across something on the wrong site, and before you know it, they keep on doing it! It becomes an addiction. Well then of course, that is very detrimental, and we are really creating a negative sanskaars, which are hard to break! So computers actually are causing many devotees to fall down!

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