(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, Australia, 17th May 2012) Lecture: House program
We have no patience and we can’t wait. We don’t mind spiritual life but we want everything in an instant!
‘Okay I’ve chanted Hare Krishna for 1 day. I mean where is my spiritual ecstasy? I chanted the whole day! I’m not in bliss. It doesn’t work. I’ve already been a devotee for 6 weeks. I’m still not getting anything from this bhakti yoga!’
Have some patience. We have to have patience. Everything in an instant – instant coffee. Instant everything, that’s it…Dishwashing – forget it, dispose it all. It’s lazy because to carry the dirty plate all the way to the dishwasher, which is so much work, and you have to take it out also. Of course, the best way is if you just leave it in the dishwasher until you start eating, so you don’t have to carry it all the way from the dishwasher to the cupboard!
I saw a movie clip about youth in Australia and also youth in Vietnam. And it showed the austerities that the Australian youth have to experience is intolerable. I mean really, you know, like this boy who had an ipod of only 1 gb. Oooh, and on Saturday they brought the groceries for the whole week and they drove it into the garage, and then the teenager has to carry it all the way from the car to the kitchen! So like that, it was describing teenagers in Australia.
Then they showed kids in Vietnam playing with bombshells. So yes we are living in an age where we’ve become lazy. Everything is too much! Therefore, washing my clothes is too much, just step back into it the next day. Take off your pants and put them on your chair and then put them on the next day, and another day, and another day and another day, until you don’t have to put it on the chair anymore since they stands straight in the corner! The next day they start walking, and that’s when all the insects are living in them!