Transcribed by Kristin
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 2.2.9)
We must make arrangements to strengthen our spiritual life. It is not possible just by decision, but by cultivation. Because we are weighed down with our previous sinful activities, we carry the weight of so many previous sinful activities and it is still in our consciousness therefore, when we see something material, we can become attracted.
In France, one boy approached Prabhupada and said, “I am trying to be a devotee! I am trying to chant! I am trying everything but these thoughts of my previous sinful activities keep coming back and it is really disturbing! Why, when I am sincerely trying to be a devotee?”
Prabhupada said, “These memories of your previous sinful activities keep coming back to remind you that you should never do these things again!”
That was a good answer. We should say goodbye to some things…