(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 21 November 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Evening Lecture)

Krsnadas Kaviraj Goswami describes how the tongue is desert-like… always dry and in constant need of an endless flow of refreshing water, in the form of the Ganges.

Just like how the Ganges pours refreshing transcendental water on the desert-like tongue, in the same way, the tongue always has to be engaged in chanting the name, fame and glory of Krsna.

Whenever we are not chanting then that desert-like state is experienced… it is described like that. In other words, there will be something lacking, something incomplete, something just not right with the situation.

You know what I’m talking about, that feeling of incompleteness which is there everyday! That will be there when we are not absorbed and then there will be no fulfillment. Everyone experiences that lack of fulfillment in life and we are always looking at a reason… something that is holding us back… some relationships are not working out… some place is not working out… some financial situation is not working out… our health is not working out…but all the obstacles are actually illusory.

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