“Nowadays we try to organize once a week namahata meeting, or house program or get people to come to the Sunday feast but they’re too busy. They cant even break away one night to come together for a meeting and have some kirtan in somebody’s house. This is our progress in the modern society. We progress so much that people are so stressed out that they cant even get together and chant ‘Hare Krishna’ once in a week.
But somehow or the other we must make the time, because we sing together, study the Bhagvatam, study the Caitanya Caritamrita, study the Bhagavad Gita. This actually makes our minds very peaceful, very fixed up in Krishna consciousness and makes our spiritual life very clear. The whole existence becomes balanced.
We become like these mountains we discussed earlier. Solid, even in the midst of clouds, even in the midst of lightening. The mountains stand stiff, solid. We want to be able to survive these difficulties which keep coming in the modern society. We don’t know where its going to lead. It could lead anywhere.”HH Jayapataka Swami Lecture
Srimad Bhagavatam: 10.20.16