(Kadamba Kanana Swami, May 2016, Coimbatore, India, Hospital Conversations)
The spiritual world is where we should be. Residents of the spiritual world descend to the material world to preach. As long as we are in material consciousness, there is struggle with the senses so we have to take responsibility of preaching like how Haridasa Thakur did.
In distress, still we remain dedicated to Krsna. Our service may be checked by suffering but we accept the suffering if Krsna desires it. Our life belongs to Krsna’s mission – we must directly support the mission; we must find a way to do something even when in distress. We must accept fate. Krsna’s potencies are unlimited, so happiness is unlimited. Krsna consciousness is blissful because it naturally brings human beings to Godhead. Therefore, the topmost devotees see no problem in suffering in devotional service. In the state of bhava, due to vaisnava aparadha, some obstacles may occur but in prema, there are no obstacles!
The body is a jail, other than by Krsna’s mercy we cannot get out of it. This is the nature of the material world. Relation with material energy is false but material energy is not false.
Transcribed by Man Beharini dd from Pune