(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 July 2012, Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture)

Everyone is making sacrifices for material benefit. But those are the sacrifices that we need to gradually detach ourselves from and just make some sacrifice for Krsna instead. So therefore, purification remains in our mind daily in whatever we do. Let us keep our head low, and let us not think that we are so qualified, because whatever credits we have, we got them from Prabhupada’s movement. It is as simple as that; that is where our credits come from. Whatever little service we were allowed to do, and whatever devotees ask us to do, we somehow or other do it. Sometimes I liked it when the devotees asked, and as they asked for service that is more important, then I became more important. So when I was very important, Krsna would just do the ‘punar mūṣika bhava’ principle on me – to become a mouse again. This story is the story of my life, I must say. In my life, I always become a mouse again and again. These days, I am just trying to accept that I am a mouse, and nothing more.

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