Transcribed by Kristin
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, September 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, Bhagavad-gita 9.9)
Krsna is full of love and full of kindness. We are too focused on the reality of the body, on this life we are going through… Whereas Krsna is not illusioned by the material forms, Krsna is seeing the soul. He is interested in the service the soul has rendered because that is actually blissful activity. Anything else is never blissful. Any material activity is never ever blissful! Sometimes we are hoping that it is going to be. We hope that the material energy will be fulfilling our desires and as soon as there is a little enjoyment we say, “Yes, yes, yes! Now I am happy. Now I am so happy!”
But how happy are you really? Are you really happy? Who are you trying to convince? Material happiness is not going to be possible.
This verse (BG 9.9), takes us to this aspect of the material world, that Krsna has nothing to do with the material world. He is not interested in the material world; he did not want the material world. He does not particularly want to do anything with the material world. It is not his design, his plan. It is all the plan of the living beings. Krsna’s plan is something totally different – it is the spiritual world, and Krsna makes endless efforts to bring all living beings back to the spiritual world, in someway or other but to become a resident of spiritual world requires a certain quality, so Krsna does make many arrangements for us to learn.