(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Lalita Sasti Lecture)

This is the prayer of the spiritual master, “May all obstacles be cast aside. For you, may your spiritual path be very easy. May it all just disappear, placing happiness and mercy in your heart.”

travelling templeWithout happiness, what kind of mercy can there be? First there must be happiness, genuine happiness in Krsna consciousness. Then with a higher taste, one can give mercy. Then one can give generously. Then one can give the real thing, not some propaganda. Of course, repeating what one has heard is always potent. But when that same transcendental knowledge is spoken with realization and happiness, then that transcendental knowledge gains in potency and the mercy increases manifolds. Then it can establish great faith.

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