(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10th June 2012, Bhaktivedanta Manor, London, UK) Lecture: Part 1 seminar – Higher taste
We see how Uddhava is completely absorbed in serving Krishna, in remembering Krishna and in particularly the eternal activities of Krishna. Therefore Uddhava automatically is a resident of the spiritual world. That is his constant focus he is just absorbed in the relationship with Krishna. Not absorbed in the relationship with the environment:
Where are we now? What are the conditions like with the weather? What are the people we are with like? Are we sitting nice and cushy? And so on.
Like this we can always see in relation to the material world and that is our condition. So we are practicing spiritual life from being situated in the material world and from all the material relationships that we have. And we are firmly anchored in that – our whole consciousness is absorbed in all these relationships: my work, my home, my lover, my dog, my everything and then we chant Hare Krishna and it’s so difficult. Somehow or other it is a great struggle to somehow or other chant Hare Krishna from that platform.