(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 October 2017, Melbourne, Australia, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.3.17)

When someone is caught stealing red-handed and you talk about it, “That person is not honest because he is a thief. He was caught red-handed.” Well, that may be true but are you just going to label the person a thief forever!

The proof is there; he was caught red-handed. Okay, maybe he was a thief and maybe he has a weakness in that field. But maybe he can be protected; maybe one day he will come around. We see that the great Valmiki became a great devotee. He was a chor, a thief, but then he became a great exalted sage.

This process of devotional service can change anyone; we are ready to engage everyone. But that does not mean that you make the chor in charge of the money, you engage them in some other way.

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  1. And, we use that same word chor in Geordie dialect (Geordie are people of Newcastle upon Tyne, England) Hare Krishna, I’m so glad I have remembered Maharaja, Caitanya Prabhu of Newcastle temple kindly brought me prasadam after I recently experienced a nerve palsy, for 3 days I woke up at 4am sharp. I’m on fire. Returning to the temple in due course for BG classes. Haribol.

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