(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Leicester, England, 4th June 2012) Lecture: SB 1.2.7

Renunciation is something like karela – like a bitter sabjhi. Okay it’s on the menu and it’s good for you, but you don’t want a whole plateful of karela. That’s a bit too much and probably most people eat less of the karela than the sweet at the end:

‘Can I have seconds on the karela? Thirds on the karela?’

It’s doubtful you know, only some people who are diabetics or something like that will have more of it, but ordinary people would just say:

‘Okay I will have a little bit more of that cake and that cream, just a little. Just a tiny little bit to top it off.’

In this way we can see how Krishna Consciousness is very natural since we naturally go for what is inspiring, what is nice, what is giving, what is pleasurable and that is Krishna! That is the only thing. We somehow or other became that propensity, became misdirected, so it has to be redirected. It is not that the propensity has to be suppressed. The propensity to go for beauty, the propensity to go for sweetness, the propensity can simply be developed in Krishna Consciousness!


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