(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 10 October 2014, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 3.3.18)
Krsna protects his devotees, even if unknowingly, some impurity slips into our life. One year in Vrndavan, His Holiness Sridhar Maharaj gave the Bhagavatam class and during that class, at one point, he begins, “I feel that I have to speak. For a long time, for a long time, I kept it to myself but I can no longer, I can no longer keep this to myself. I feel I have to open my heart and reveal the truth whatever the consequences may be.”
It is like, “What is he going to say now?”
And then he says, “It happened last year in France…”
We go, “Oh no…”
He is telling on the vyasasan like this! “It happened last year in France,” he said. “I broke the regulative principles…”
He said, “Yes, I ate Danone yogurt!” He said, “Usually, it is vegetarian but during that period, they could not get the normal ingredients and they added some thickeners which turned out to be not vegetarian and it was in papers. I broke the principles,” he said!
How difficult it is in this age of kali to follow, even if one desires to follow, because everything is adulterated. Everything is polluted with so many products. Tomatoes with scorpion genes. Mmmm. Big potatoes, the big ones… guess which genes they have? You have got it. Pig genes! When you eat those potatoes long enough, after a while you begin to notice your nose is getting a bit more round! A little itch at the back of the spine where the tail is coming out. Mmmm… a little tail, small. Just a little curl. It can be surgically removed. It is a small thing. Not very painful at all.
Where are we heading? Where are we going? Maybe it is time to start farming but even that is difficult because when the neighbours are using genetically engineered things, it blows over onto your fields as well (long sigh). Krsna, Krsna, Krsna… protect us, protect us, protect us. Yes, Krsna protects his devotees but they must also try to protect themselves.