(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 05 April 2015, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture: The secret of spiritual advancement)
Each service in Krsna consciousness is a service in itself, for example, cleaning the temple. That is a service, absolutely, but then a person may go to the next level. He may be very serious while cleaning the temple but then, later on, he will be the one who eventually sits up here, giving the lecture. Over time, service increases and gets bigger and bigger.
Therefore, I would like to say that each service is the preparation for a bigger service and it should be like that if we want to feel alive spiritually. We do not want to be spiritually dry. Many devotees become dry over time. They say, “Hare Krsna.” (depressed voice) It should be, “Hare Krsna!!” It should be full of happiness. Hare Krsna is not about being depressed. Hare Krsna is about realising that life is a wonderful gift.