(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 April 2012, Radhadesh, Belgium, Lecture)
This morning, I opened my lecture with the topic of sex life because we have these material bodies. Prabhupada said in the Srimad Bhagavatam, ‘The whole material world is a backdrop for sex life!’ That is what he wrote. Sex is the one thing that is behind everything, somehow or other, either direct or indirectly, it is so deeply engraved.
When Brahmananda was saying that he had a university professor who once rejected his essay because Brahmananda had written in his essay that people are intrinsically driven by a desire for spirituality, and his mundane teacher had said, ‘Wrong, they are driven by sex!’ Brahmananda was presenting this to Prabhupada and he said how foolish his teacher was, and Prabhupada said, ‘No, your teacher was right.’
So, I brought it up to let you all know that we are not alone in this struggle. We are doing it together. We are, somehow or other, together making this commitment. I am making this commitment and you are making this commitment. I live by the same four regulative principles as you do. I also promised it and I am also in a material body, and I also say, ‘I choose for Krsna!’
Of course, it becomes easier and easier with time, and more and more natural but one has to keep on choosing for Krsna! One has to make sure that one fills the heart and the consciousness with hearing, chanting and service in relation to Krsna so that one is full enough to not be drawn to the physical platform!