(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 June 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Bhagavad-gita 5.8-9)

To be a well wisher of others, one could say: “Well, from now on, I’ll give something to every beggar on the street!” That is nice, but what will that person do with it? Maybe something destructive to himself? Maybe buy some intoxication? What good is that?

So no! We have to change the world into a world where everyone gets divine consciousness. We were out today and as we came back, we saw some police cars on the highway. The blue lights were flashing on the side. It looked like they were catching speeding cars or something, but when we drove past, we saw a police car and a silver car. Three men were lying flat on the ground holding each other’s legs, and there was a cop standing next to them with a gun. It looked like it could have been a stolen car. So, there is a lot of confusion in the world. There are a lot of people who do not know what to do with their life, since they are living a life of entanglement; a life where they lock themselves behind bars, maybe not necessarily in a jail, but behind the bars of material existence… locked in! But if we act according to the divine plan, accepting that ultimately our life is meant for a divine purpose, then everything becomes surcharged with positive energy. This is the key to a life of freedom!

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