(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30th Dec 2011, Munich, Germany) Lecture: Caitanya-caritāmṛta Adi 9-48

Now when I speak about the superficial nature of society, then it’s like today, someone here has a birthday, and we heard the song:

‘May you never take birth again.’

With time birthdays become less and less important. When you are a child then it means everything in the world:

“My birthday…it’s my birthday!”

Who cares about birthdays. There are so many birthdays until it comes to a point where they ask:

“How old are you?”

And you have to think:

How old am I?”

Then you know that you’re losing it! They say that:

Old age is the stage where you have to feel your toothbrush, whether it is wet or dry. To remember if you have brushed your teeth or not.”

To me it sounds like a practical thing to do. So we see how this world is so superficial – how our short life here is not so significant! But then our connection with Krishna makes it all the more significant and then we invest in that!

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