(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 7 January 2017, Brisbane, Australia, Home Program Lecture)

We must understand that we all depend on the sankirtana movement; we all depend on the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Nobody should think, “Oh, but I am from a different background! See, I am doing this on the strength of my own culture.” No, culture is hollow. Culture has become empty; empty rituals without any meaning.

Prabhupada however gave us the meaning of all of this Vedic literature, and Prabhupada is the representative of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the carrier of the sankirtana movement. It is the sankirtana movement that is the life of transcendental knowledge, that brings it all back to our heart. This is not just a Vedic revival movement. This the hidden movement of the Vedic culture – the bhakti movement – now given with great mercy to everyone. It is the one movement in this age of kali that can bring real spiritual life to all. 

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