(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 04 April 2010, Durban, South Africa, Lecture)

KKS_Soweto_2015As devotees, we are people with mixed feelings. We have feelings of attraction towards Krsna and we have feelings of attraction towards the material energy. So, every devotee has within himself a dilemma. Therefore, sometimes, spiritual life is described to be a war on maya, in other words, a fight with ourselves. It is not so easy to fight this fight but when you fight this fight on the strength on knowledge, on the strength of deeper understanding of the long-term benefits of following spiritual principles, then this gives some relief but still, it is difficult because on the basis of knowledge, how long can you fight!? Ultimately, we have to fight on the strength of love. We must love our spiritual activities. If we love Krsna consciousness, then we will never be defeated!

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