(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27 March 2016, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture)
It is not desirable to worship out of fear… out of fear of the Lord or out of fear of reactions that may come. To be God-fearing is not advertised as a great ideal in our Krsna consciousness movement. Rather our aim is to serve Krsna out of love – to appreciate how Krsna is kind, how Krsna is merciful and how Krsna cares about all living beings. Not only are we concerned with our own little lives but we are concerned with the welfare of the world as a whole so let us see if we can contribute something to that. We remain connected to the greater plan of the Supreme Lord – we live a life of devotion, and we also care for the welfare of all other living beings so that they may also come to devotional service.