A worthy representative

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 September 2017, Mauritius, Arrival Lecture)

In the spiritual world, devotees also offer aarti when greeting various personalities. This tradition manifested on this planet and in Mauritius too.

When I travel, I see different cultures, sometimes more traditional and other times more modern. Sometimes simply, “How are you?” and that is all but in Krsna Consciousness, we embrace spiritual traditions. Somehow or other, we are all playing a role in one body or another. Male and female are the big division but there are many other divisions as well. Just like, I am playing the role of a teacher given to me by my spiritual master but at the same time, I am learning also. I am learning how to come closer to Krsna every day, which is an ongoing learning process throughout spiritual life.

In the spiritual world, devotees worship other devotees. Srimati Radharani is worshipped by other gopis because worship is purifying. It is easier to worship than to receive. Receiving worship is very difficult. Just like now, you are singing Guru Puja to me instead of Srila Prabhupada. This is very difficult because I am thinking, “What does Srila Prabhupada think of me now?” Then I apologise for my lack of qualification while I sincerely try to represent Srila Prabhupada and the other previous acaryas.