(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 March 2013, Vrndavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.27.10)
Gradually, we must give up our false sense of security. Modern society is doing just the opposite and creating unlimited false security like credit cards and when everything else fails, then insurance. But some things can no longer be ensured, like earthquakes, because natural disasters have statistically increased over the last so many years in the world. Although in the past, one could take out insurance on natural disasters.
No more! Of course, the entire material world is a natural disaster. I’m sorry to say but there is no happy end in the material world. It doesn’t exist. It always ends with death. The first approach of a devotee to fight his material attachment is knowledge. So, our first weapon is knowledge – with a sword of transcendental knowledge, he cuts the net of karma in the heart!
Looking at the temporary nature of the material energy. Looking at the pointlessness of trying to build a kingdom in this world when at the same time, time is breaking it down. All that trouble for what? For something that is already breaking down under your eyes. And then your body brakes down… What is the point of working so hard in this world? Just to develop and maintain our material enjoyment!? That’s knowledge! With a weapon of knowledge, we can cultivate some detachment.