(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 16 September 2016, Durban, South Africa, Nama-hatta Lecture)
The temple is the home of Krsna! It is also the Holy Dhama and the spiritual world. The scriptures say that Krsna does not descend alone but he brings along the entire spiritual world. This is not so simple to see. Only the very saintly personalities can see this.
Saints are interesting people. Over the years, I have spent a lot of time reading about saintly persons and how they have happiness within that does not depend on external things – not dependent on the weather or profit or health. They are extraordinary in this way that they are not affected by the external.
For centuries, all over the world in different traditions, saintly personalities have emerged who have great conviction as they have realised God within the heart – they walk in this world but they exist in another dimension, in the spiritual dimension. Scripture also discusses the other dimension; it is called Vaikunta; a place devoid of anxiety.
*Notes taken during the lecture