(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 February 2013, London, England, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.5.13)

In the sankirtan movement of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the lotus is now fully opening.

śreyaḥ-kairava-candrikā-vitaraṇaḿ vidyā-vadhū-jīvanam,(Siksastakam, verse 1)

In this first verse of the Siksastakam, there are a few translations. One translation says something about the benediction moon and another translation speaks about the lotus that opens. It is said in the commentaries of the acharyas that actually there is a white lotus, that opens not during the day but it opens in the moonlight during the night. So it means that in the night of kali-yuga, in the darkest night, the lotus will fully open, the lotus of the mercy of the Lord will fully open.

So in this way, the sampradaya is carrying transcendental knowledge from one spiritual master to the next. Sometimes the knowledge remains a little hidden and the lotus is more closed but when the Lord himself comes then it fully opens! So in this way, we can understand that now it’s more easy then it ever was to overcome the illusory energy.

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