(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 07 January 2018, Brisbane, Australia, Q&A Programme)

Since you accepted the sanyas order, you have been travelling around the world. Can you tell us a bit about your current preaching activities.

For the last 20 or so years, I have been travelling a lot. I started off as a sanyasi in 1997 and then in 2001 I became a spiritual master. Once I started to have disciples, I had ongoing personal relationships with people across the world. So naturally, my travels related to these relationships, so I could stay in contact with my disciples. One thing I do in my travels is to maintain these relationships, and through them, I am trying to push forward Krsna consciousness.

When I started in the movement, it was a very missionary movement, like that in Prabhupada’s time. It was really about changing the world. Nowadays it is not so much about that, but it is more about living a Krsna conscious lifestyle and finding a way as a devotee to be doing that. As a sanyasi, I am still a part of the missionary or revolutionary side of the movement. Here, I am trying to help people get situated in a nice spiritual life, like a nice boat, and after a while, I rock that boat in order for them to do something. Not just to live their life nicely, where they feed the family cat some prasadam and that all the flowers in the garden are offered to Krsna. This is nice, but we want something more than that. We do not just want the cat to take the prasadam, we want the whole world to take it! So this is my mission, to build this revolutionary spirit within all my disciples!

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