(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 9 December 2011, Durban, South Africa, Srimad Bhagavatam 11.22.6)

radhakundOne time I was in Sridham Mayapur talking to Jananivasa, the head pujari, and he was saying, “It is very difficult for us to become brahmanas.”

I looked at him, “If it’s difficult for you, than what about me?”

To be perfectly situated in the mode of goodness maybe difficult for us. It may not happen in this lifetime but that is also not our objective. Our objective is simply to serve Krsna and become attached to serving Krsna, and the more we become attached to serving Krsna, the more everything else disappears. Then the more it begins to look bleak, not magically, ’Hocus, pocus, all my sinful thoughts are gone!’ No, not like that, but, “It’s just not worth it.” Sinful thoughts may come but one comes to a point and says, “No, it’s just not worth it, to pursue these lower desires, it’s not worth it!”

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