(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 April 2017, Radhadesh, Belgium, Vyasa-puja Lecture)
At the end of the day, we are not going to be super-devotees. We would like to be but the reality is that we are not. There is Srila Prabhupada. We cannot imagine the magnitude of Srila Prabhupada´s love for Krsna, his surrender in service to Krsna and how Krsna empowered him. It is inconceivable!
We should know that whenever we do some service for Srila Prabhupada, everything will become magic. We know what he wanted. He wanted the whole world to become Krsna conscious – nothing less and it is there where everything starts to come alive. This is where all the struggle will disappear – when we do something for Prabhupada and it does not matter who you are because everyone is different and everyone will find a way.
This is how you repay me – somehow, do something to make people Krsna conscious. Whatever it is. Give to others. Something. Yes, distribute a book, distribute prasadam or as how Jaya Krsna is doing all these amazing dramas for so many years. Even I watch them on YouTube sometimes. When I am really tired and exhausted and don´t know what to do, I think, “What do I do now?” When I get to the zombie stage, then I watch TV and then sometimes I look at his dramas and it is preaching. I am happy that it is out there; Krsna consciousness is out there in an attractive way. So you do something. This is my request to you!
Just trying to be a devotee is going to be hard. I tell you, it is going to be hard to be a devotee! You are going to struggle in trying to be a devotee and you think it is going to get better… I have got news for you – it is not going to get any better. For your whole life, the element of struggle to be a devotee will stay with you. It is hard to limit yourself to be a devotee, to limit yourself to this way of life. The mind will rebel at times but let us just do something to give Krsna consciousness to others and in that way, Prabhupada´s mercy will start to manifest in our life and miracles will happen.