(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 12 June 2015, Bhaktivedanta Manor, United Kingdom, Srimad Bhagavatam 9.18.40)

giriraj-dasToday, I am focusing on mercy, especially the mercy of the spiritual master who is in our life and connecting us with Krsna.

I am thinking now of Giriraja das brahmacari, at that time who was in Bombay, fighting the case with Mr. Nair over the land. At one point, Giriraja was in some public function where many dignitaries of Bombay were present. As he went back to the car, he stepped into the car and then suddenly this gorgeous, beautiful young lady sat right next to him. And not just next to him but really next to him!

His mind was affected and started spinning and he thought, “I am going to fall down. This is it. I am going to fall down.”

Then he thought, “No, but how could I? Prabhupada will be disappointed when he will hear about it.”

So this relationship saved him at that time. That lady was a prostitute sent by Mr. Nair… a Ramacandra Khan story. Anyway so, the protection of that relationship, of the personal relationship with the spiritual master, is not a luxury, it is our saving grace!

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