VIEW CART 0 €    
Welcome to Svami Sadananda Dasa’s website


Krishna-Karnamritam 1.104
To the bhakta, each attempt to think or to do something appears meaningless, as long as every manifestation of his being does not actually and tangibly take place for the joy and pleasure of God alone. True respect for the Divine in man, a dispassionate realisation of our true being, lets the purpose and goal of our human life be known: from eternity to eternity, to serve the Divine Centre of all Consciousness; and in loving dedication, imbued with pure knowledge, consecrate our lives to Him, the Divine Figure of unprecedented, supreme beauty. This is the prerequisite for a true life as man, without shame and depreciation of man’s dignity.
The bhakta rejoices when the attempt is made – at least externally, for the sake of the historical future of our globe – to eliminate arbitrariness and violence from political and social life; to protect the freedom of spiritual and religious progress for the individual as well as for cultic communities from attacks by confused fanatics of any shade, and to initiate an external brotherhood of man.
But the gigantic misconception of man, who believes that he lives and thinks for his own sake, that the forces of nature work and shape, and the tide of history moves for his sake is felt like a rock on the bhakta’s heart, crushing all hopes.
No one is able to let the forces emanating from the Divine Figure of the supreme and deepest beauty of Godhead, the Centre of all life, Shri Krishna (shri = beauty; krishna = centre), shape his own everyday life, or in a firm voice, through his words and his way of thinking, make these forces discernible and perceptible to his fellow beings, who himself never endeavoured to realise these forces, to let them work in him and think and act through them for Krishna's sake, for the sake of His joy. How could he, when he does not even dare to assume the existence of an essential Divine source of his own being and all other living beings. (Sadananda, extract, Krishna-Karnamritam 1.104)

Read more