(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 October 2018, Camp de Masque, Mauritius, Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1)
People have so many, so many practical questions for me. Someone comes and asks, “Shall I get married?” I have one answer to that question. The answer is, “Yes!”
And then, if you come to me and say, “Shall I not get married?” I have one answer to that question as well and the answer is, “Yes!”
“Shall I go to university?” Yes!
“Shall I not go to university?” Yes!
“Shall I start a business?” Yes!
“Shall I just, you know, live very simple?” Yes!
It is all good and it does not matter. It is all “yes”, whatever you want. Because these things do not matter. These things are secondary.
Prabhupada was in New York City in ‘Matchless Gifts’ and there were cars driving by. Prabhupada was then imitating the sound, “Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!” and then he said, “Yes, travelling at neck breaking speed, but not making any progress!”
So, like that, whether you live on this side of the street or on that side of the street, it does not matter. I mean, the grass is always greener on the other side anyway, or so they say. So these things do not matter so much. But there are some things we always need, except these things are for Krsna. Need a temple for Krsna, need a dhoti for Krsna, need an offering for Krsna and a few remnants for Krsna’s devotees.