(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 26 April 2016, Radhadesh, Belgium, Vyasa Puja Address)

KKS_vrindavan2015I spent time in Vrindavan by Krsna´s grace. I had not deserved it but somehow or other, I joined there. I had the good fortune of being in the place where Krsna was so present and where Prabhupada was so present. In the Krsna Balarama mandir in every nook and corner, there was such a strong focus on Prabhupada that I understood: IT IS about Prabhupada. I saw the leaders of the movement coming to Vrindavan and I heard from them too. I heard Tamal Krsna Maharaj say, “In Vrindavan we cannot accept a lot of worship. This is the place to worship, not the place to be worshiped!” But Prabhupada is worshiped.

All the leaders of our movement came to worship Prabhupada and Krsna in Vrindavan and to become more simple. One of our leaders asked, “But what will I do in Vrindavan?” In one sense there is nothing to do, nothing other than to chant Hare Krsna. Vrindavan is not the place to walk around with a big danda; the vrijbhasis are not impressed by that. Everyone is a devotee and everyone has some attributes but the essence is the glorification of the name, the glorification of Krsna, service to Krsna somehow or other. That is what is respected and that is what gives someone a position in the society in Vrindavan.

Transcribed by Tattvavati dd

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