(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20th June 2012, Govinda’s, Prague, Czech Republic) Lecture: Free talk
I was in India in 1975, and one month before the opening of the Krishna Balarama Mandir, I saw this devotee in the street. I wanted to talk to him and then suddenly he crossed the street and the traffic came, and I missed him! I would have gone to the opening of the Krishna Balarama Mandir, but it wasn’t meant to be. Although few years later I joined within that temple, and it became the place that changed my life, and where I found my home. Sometimes people say:
‘Why don’t you stay here?’
In some country somewhere.
‘Why don’t you stay in Brazil? Why don’t you stay in America? Or in Japan…’
But how can I stay? The only place I can stay is in Vrindavan or Mayapur since that’s the same! How can I stay in any ordinary place?