(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 25 April 2015, Radhadesh, Belgium, Culture Festival Lecture)
I think it would be really nice if my disciples would have real, genuine relationships amongst each other – positive vaishnava relationships. It would be something that would have power; power for ourselves. Such relationships would nourish us and it would attract people from everywhere, because the whole world is looking for deep and genuine relationships.
I have always looked for friendships in ISKCON, for real friendships. Sometimes in our movement, people ask, “Is that your colleague?” But if we become like colleagues, I think we are not acting on the platform that we should be. We should have warm, loving, personal, appreciative vaishnava relationships where we would generally be happy to see each other. If such relationships could exist between my disciples, between all godsisters and godbrothers, that would fulfill my dream!