(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Modra, Slovakia, 16 July 2012)

There are many reasons why we fear.
“Oh Krsna, please don’t let me suffer!  Oh Krsna, please give me some happiness!  I promise to chant Hare Krsna as long as You give me some happiness.  Please, if You so desire.”

And we have ideas about what that happiness is.  But we are like pieces on a chess board – standing on a little square and looking around and thinking, ‘That looks good! That’s where I want to be, on that square!’

But we cannot see what Krsna’s plan is, because He’s the player.  And suddenly this big hand comes from the sky, takes us by the hand, and puts us somewhere in totally unexpected situations.  There is no point in trying to control, so we have to trust.

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