(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 19 May 2017, Radhadesh, Belgium, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.1.8)

The Bhagavad-gita says that there is austerity of the body, austerity of speech and austerity of the mind. One of the austerities of the mind is to be satisfied. This is interesting. How is it an austerity to be satisfied?

It means that when everything is proper, when all the proper arrangements are made and when things are favourable in spiritual life, then one has to stop his mind from still finding fault. One just has to be satisfied! This is the austerity of the mind – to be satisfied. This is a big thing, this is our biggest austerity.

Srila Prabhupada already made the Hare Krsna movement and that makes everything right. Now our problem is that we just have to be satisfied while we are in it. This is the biggest austerity, bigger than standing on one leg in the forest!

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