(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 March 2013, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.30.17)

kks kirtan mela mayapur 2013In Caitanya Caritamrta Adi-lila chapter four, the loving qualities of Srimati Radharani are described. It is said that her love is embracing the qualities of Krsna. Krsna has unlimited qualities and each time she discovers a new quality of Krsna, her love immediately embraces that quality also. All the devotees are also like that.  We all discover more about Krsna and we embrace it also. We have already started and it will go on forever. When Krsna sees all that love in the heart of his devotees, his heart melts and his love increases. In this way, there is an ocean of ever increasing love of all the devotees and Krsna’s love combined. This premamrtambo, the ocean of transcendental love! Through this chanting, we are going to enter there and don’t stay outside and say I don’t know, I stopped chanting, I have no taste, you know. Don’t be sour. Chant! Chant! Chant!  Chant!

In the Laghu Bhagavatamrta, it is said in other kaliyugas, there is also harinama sankirtan; there is also an incarnation of the Lord, a blackish form of Lord Visnu who preaches harinama sankirtan.  What is the difference between those kaliyugas and this one?  Those incarnations of the Lord cannot give the same mercy as Lord Caitanya and therefore now, in this age, the result is very quick. You start off saying, this chanting is so tough but before you know, it is actually very nice and before you know, it is actually that you cannot stop chanting and so on. It is like that!

Therefore kaliyuga, the ocean of faults. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura says that when you have a jewel and if you want to see the jewel, you put it on a black background because then it looks even better.  In this way, actually that amazing mercy of Lord Caitanya, that amazing chanting of the holy name, this amazing miracle that is happening to us is on the background of the blackest of the blackest of the blackest background of kaliyuga!

In our black hearts, there is this light of the holy name and everything will change. Prabhupada has prayed that where we fall short that we will be accepted anyway. So don’t worry, even if the performance is not great, Prabhupada’s prayer is there. So in this way, everything will be auspicious and good.  All good!

 

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