(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 14 November 2017, Mayapur, India, Nectar of Devotion Seminar)

“The places in the eighty-four square mile district of Mathura are so beautifully situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, that anyone who goes there will never want to return to this material world.” (Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 13, Page 111). It is interesting how Srila Prabhupada said the words, “…will never want to return to this material world…” It shows that Prabhupada is truly situated in the spiritual world, unlike us, who are not similarly positioned even when we are present in the holy dhamas.

For instance, when Prabhupada was in Mayapur after the Gaura Purnima festival, there were some kal baisakhi storms, which are these violent thunderstorms that take place in India. These storms are so powerful that they can completely blow over strong trees and the rain falls horizontally instead of vertically. While this was happening, Prabhupada was sitting in his room with the doors open and the wind just blasting through his room. Some of the devotees came running to his room to close the windows. However, Prabhupada simply said, “Mayapur has such amazing Vaikuntha breezes!” So this is what Prabhupada saw, and such a vision of the dhamas is what we should aspire for!

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