(Kadamba Kanana Swami, April 2010, Radhadesh, Belgium, Lecture)
Time gradually forces us to rely on Krsna! We can no longer rely on our reflexes; we can no longer rely on our wit as our memory is fading day-by-day. An old man with a T-shirt, I met him in Johannesburg airport some years ago, and it said, “Done it all! Seen it all! Heard it all! But can’t remember it all!” Yes, a great T-shirt!
He said, “You like it? I designed it myself.” Which made it even more authentic, you know. So in this way, old age is certainly a factor in the life of a vaisnava but it works favourably! Whereas for the materialists, it is just limiting him further and further, and diminishing all his means to happiness! But for the devotee, it brings him to the one pointed root of just relying on Krsna, taking shelter of Krsna and realising that it is Krsna who provides!