(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 15 September 2022, Vrndavana, India, Balarama Hall Program)
It is now my service to stay here in Vrndavana. This service of mine is not the service of all of you – you all still have to carry on. You still have to go back to all the different places of the world where you come from and spread Krsna consciousness there. That has to be done! I was thinking of Srila Prabhupada’s lions, and how Prabhupada was known as the simha guru. His guru was also known as the simha guru – the lion amongst all spiritual masters. And it is clear that Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, amongst all his disciples, also had a lion. So, in that way, I would also like a few lions. Not here (laughter), but out in the world; lions who are trying to do something extraordinary for Krsna.
Let there be festivals! Look at Indradyumna Maharaj for example – so many festivals where so many people get involved and it is something truly extraordinary. Others like Tribhuvana also did some smaller festivals in Africa, but he did grassroot festivals which involved going into African villages and doing festivals there. So just go and have these festivals to celebrate the glories of Krsna! Please put on a festival – they are powerful in this movement. Festivals are still the same thing in that they make new devotees and bring devotees together. They make this movement something to be a part of and contribute in service towards. That is the nature of the spiritual world – every moment is a festival – every moment is a celebration of the glories of Krsna, a celebration of His Holy Name and a celebration of being together with other devotees. What else is there to do?! Not a moment is wasted then. Every moment is used to glorify the Supreme Lord and to chant His name with taste. Every moment of devotional service counts! People always ask me, what would you like me to do with my life? Well, the answer is simple, make new devotees! If each of you can make 10 devotees, then with 500 people here, you will make 5,000 new devotees! If in your lifetime, you can make 10 devotees, that is something powerful that you do for the Lord.
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