(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 January 2014, Mayapur, India, Lecture: Kirtan Academy 2)
Transcendental knowledge is not some academic process. Sometimes, people say to me, “Oh, you know, I read the Bhagavatam! Oh, I read for one hour! Oh, and I cannot remember anything. Oh, I am so bad…”
Relax, relax, relax… this is not our process where you have to beat yourself! That is not required because the holy name or Srimad Bhagavatam awakens something within the heart automatically. It takes away a covering that is there. A covering which just temporarily allows no access! So it reawakens something within the heart and all the transcendental knowledge is already there.
It’s not like, “Gosh, I heard that in the spiritual world, in Vaikunta, they speak Sanskrit and in Vraja, it is vraja bhas…” so then you buy a “how and what” in vraja bhas and start studying the language. “No really, later on when I go there and don’t speak the lingo that may be a big problem, hey!” You arrive there in the spiritual world and you don’t speak a word so you start studying now while you have the chance so when you get there, you can pick up the language quick and easy.
No, it’s not like that. It is not required because all these things are automatically there in our identity. It is there and it is covered and it becomes uncovered by chanting and devotional service. The natural remembrance of Krsna awakens!