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Accelerating the Pace

Posted: 19 Jun 2011 03:22 PM PDT

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Stockholm, June 2011)

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur said that:

"Krishna Consciousness means a total revolution!"

And of course in that revolution, it can take place all at once, or it can take place very gradually…very slowly…a little change. Of course if you go too slow then it may take also more than one lifetime.

Therefore, there is a sense of urgency in Krishna Consciousness. That is there. There is a sense of urgency to say that:

"Well time is moving along, where am I? If for the rest of my life, if I go at the same pace that I have been going so far, then you know in the next twenty years I am expected to go another seven centimetres!"

Progress, if that's really the prognosis than you know we have to make it a parabolic, and not a diabolic. A parabolic graph – something that curves upwards. In other words we have to accelerate the pace!

Yes you never know, you can just peacefully sit on a chair and break your neck! Just like that. So there is no guarantee that we still have a lot of time left that we can go slow in our Krishna Consciousness. So we should somehow or other take more advantage!

The most amazing person

Posted: 19 Jun 2011 12:57 PM PDT

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Canberra, March 2011)

When the Holy Name is being chanted, Krsna is at the same time giving darsana.  This is the secret of chanting – that simultaneously we are making an offering, and simultaneously Krsna is revealing himself – darsana meaning that Krsna is actually showing himself.

Drstidrsti means to see.  So Krsna makes himself seen in the chanting of the Holy Name.  Therefore the spiritual master is always taking great pleasure, (Sanskrit), he is taking great pleasure in chanting and dancing also – great pleasure in that!  And in this way he is experiencing great ecstacy.  (Sanskrit) Sometimes even the hairs on his body stand on ends in such ecstacy!

Why? Is this just a mystic experience? It may be, but it is also simply practical.  Because, after all, if we actually appreciate who Krsna is, how wonderful Krsna really is, what Krsna's qualities actually are, then we realise that with Krsna, we are dealing with the most amazing person!


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