(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 April 2014, Radhadesh, Belgium, Caitanya Caritamrta Lecture)
When we come together once a year, that is valuable! At least for one thing – we are still here! Time is passing, a year has passed – what has happened!? In that year, we all have developed – some have become more learned in scriptures, some have made material progress, some have lost something… so whatever it is, now we stop in our tracks and we are here. So whatever happened in the last year, now we stop. Now, we start a new year, we start again – that is the idea. Whatever it was, it is closed now! Let us put it behind us and we start again.