(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 31 October 2018, Murwillumbah, Australia, Home Program Lecture)
Everybody close your eyes and take a deep breath – breath in and then breath out. Now, in your mind, go to your favourite place, wherever that is. Now in that place, try your best to see Krsna. Do you see Krsna? Maybe, maybe not. This is difficult. What we see is usually a picture of Krsna that we may have seen of Krsna, maybe even in the form of His deity. That is what we try to remember when we see Krsna. So we have this mental image of Krsna, but can we actually see Him? Can we see His face or we just see the contour? Do we see His flute? How much of Krsna can we actually see?
It is said that in bhava, it is no longer us thinking about a form of Krsna, but Krsna Himself actually appears. So that is something special. Can you imagine? Krsna appearing! And then as we go deeper, more and more things happen. There are Krsna’s pastimes which start to unfold. And it has got the life of Krsna going and all we are doing is watching, seeing Krsna perform His transcendental pastimes. There, we can see Him play his flute and we can see Him herd the cows.