(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 December 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, Initiation Lecture)
initiation ceremony by KKSbahūnāṁ janmanām ante
jñānavān māṁ prapadyate
vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti
sa mahātmā su-durlabhaḥ (Bhagavad-gītā 7.19)

It is after many births that one comes to the point of knowing  vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti  that Krsna is everything. This aim, knowing that Krsna is everything, is the aim of life. To understand simply that Krsna is all, that is really important.

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur was saying that there are so many fires, and one might say, “First, I have to put out this fire and then I’ll turn to Krsna. I have to solve this problem and then I’ll turn to Krsna. I still have a few more problems to solve, then I’ll turn to Krsna.”

So bahūnāṁ janmanām ante, many births in this way have continued. So many things to deal with! But finally, we come to the point of  vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti – Krsna is everything!

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