(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 1 March 2013, Vrndavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.28.10)

back-to-school1We are here in Vrndavan on the strength of mercy. We don’t belong here. We are not here on the strength of pious birth. No, that’s not us. We are here in Vrndavan just because of Prabhupada’s mercy.

There are Prabhupada’s gates over the road and I like it very much because it reminds us that when we enter Vrndavan that we are coming in because of Prabhupada’s mercy. He is our entrance to Vrndavan otherwise we have no business here at all and we can only stay here by being faithful to Srila Prabhupada. By being a faithful servant of Srila Prabhupada is the only way we can stay in Vrndavan and stay out of trouble otherwise sooner or later, some offence here, some deviation there and so on will be the result. But if we remain faithful to Srila Prabhupada then with that connection, the mercy is there.

Kali yuga is like school for retarded children with learning problems. That is us! We failed in all the other yuga’s, we failed in all the other schools, now in kali yuga school, we are still not learning our lesson very well. But fortunately Srila Prabhupada is very merciful and with that at the end of the life, there is hope.

There is hope when our case is being judged and when they look at our life and say, “This one didn’t do very well, maybe it would be better if he does it one more time!”

But someone would say, “This is one from Prabhupada’s party. Let him go!”

That is our hope. In this way, we may get free from being trapped in the rotten material body, in this rotten material world, with our rotten stupid material desires which is binds us, and with our stinking false ego.

And somehow or other that is our hope, that we will be saved by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada.

 

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