(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 April 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Lecture at House Program)
The weight of time is the biggest weight of all. Over time to maintain the standards of purity requires a very great effort; in fact, it requires more and more effort. In the material world, in the beginning things are difficult and then you become more and more expert. But in spiritual life, we realize over time that more and more we depend on Krsna and on his mercy… that we have to make endeavors for it and that we have to go deeper into our remembrance, into our meditation.
We can no longer just mechanically chant. We can no longer mechanically go through our rituals. No, we need to actually reach out to Krsna… We need to actually reach out to our spiritual master and deepen our relationship. Somehow or other, in spiritual life a greater and greater commitment is required over time to maintain our standards of purity. It just drives us forward, forward on the transcendental path.