(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.3.8)

gold_giftSrila Prabhupada tells a story of the Kali worshiper, who goes to Kali (goddess) for some benediction to solve some material problem and promised to offer a goat. When the material problem got solved, no goat was offered. So when the worshiper went to the temple, Kali asked, “Where is my goat?”

“Oh Kali, what can I do? The prices are so high these days. The economy and everything is really bad. I just cannot afford a goat.”

(Kali) “All right, offer me a fly.” The next day, still no fly.

(Kali) “You did not even offer me a fly?”

“Oh, you know Kali, it is so difficult to catch a fly but you have many hands so for you it might be much easier. So why don’t you catch the fly for yourself.”

All right, this is a gross comparison – a comparison of worshiping of Kali which is ghastly where we are offering goats and flies. But the point of mentality is what we are interested in. We can recognize these mentalities in our selves – laziness!


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