(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2010, Stockholm, Sweden, Lecture)

The desire to be free is in every living entity but there are always some obstacles to our freedom. For children, it is the parents who are constantly blocking them and at one point when they grow to maturity, they move away from their parents, and think, “Freedom at last!”

But still there is no freedom. Even if there is no one to tell us what we should or should not do, even then we are bound and limited by the material energy. We encounter the limitations of our mind, the senses, the intelligence; limitations after limitations… The Vedic scriptures say that there are six waves that are just dragging us along: hunger, thirst, lamentation, old age, infirmity and death. So these six waves are overpowering forces and we cannot do anything, we simply have to respond and thus life goes on.

It is explained that real freedom comes in relationship to Krsna because as we turn away from Krsna, we become minimised in our power and currently we are very much minimised in our power!

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