(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2 January 2023, Vrndavana, India, Balarama Hall Q&A Program)

In the Caitanya-caritamrta, Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami has given us a verse which is an open invitation. He is saying that if you are interested in logic and arguments, then apply them to the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. By doing so, you will experience amazement in your heart. So that is the foundation of this movement that the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is flowing, and the topmost love of God is made available to the most fallen. That is what happened and what is still happening everyday and every moment in our spiritual life. We are seeing how people have no idea what we are doing but are somehow becoming touched by this movement. Not only are some becoming convinced by the arguments found in the books, but many are unknowingly engaging in some devotional service. That level of ajnata-sukriti of unknown spiritual benefit is tremendous. There is one example where in one lecture, Srila Prabhupada is speaking about the microphone and saying that, “We don’t need a microphone, but we use a microphone to purify the microphone-maker”. That is extraordinary, that the potency of this movement is benefitting the microphone-maker also! In this way, all things and people that are engaged in devotional service are sharing the benefits. The impact of the sankirtana movement is way beyond our imagination but just by such revelations, we can begin to think about the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and how far it extends, and how the entire world is changed by this movement. And then our life is also changed!

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