Kadamba Kanana SwamiThe jnani is more concerned with that aspect that this world is temporary and full of misery. The devotee is seeing behind this material world is Krishna, for he sees everywhere … more
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 March 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Bhagavad-gita 7.24)
In everything in our life, if we see the connection with the Supreme and we see, “I didn’t make this world. I appeared in this world. It was already there. It is not mine therefore, it actually was made by someone else – the Supreme Lord and it is his. I am meant to use it for his purpose and not for my purpose.”
Then, one becomes an agent; one becomes a via media; one becomes surcharged, electrified, mystified; one becomes potent with spiritual energy. At that time, we become spiritually empowered. This is the purpose of human existence and then, one develops saintly qualities!
If one is a servant, then the servant naturally develops the qualities of the master because whatever is important to the master is supposed to be important to the servant. So in this way, the servant gradually develops qualities like the master.
Therefore, the devotee develops qualities like Krsna and becomes more and more saintly, day-by-day, moment-by-moment. And that saintliness translates not only to like devotional prayers, with tears running from the cheeks and burning candles but also just down to earth, in all directions, in all dealings. Everything is a sacred space. Every interaction is meant to be a sacred space; like that every dealing is to be sanctified. That is our life! So it has to be transformed, in every aspect.