This year, Dec. 22, 2016, is the disappearance day of Srila Gurudeva, Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. Please find below one of His amazing classes
THE HEART OF AN EXCESSIVELY ATTACHED PERSON IS LIKE A HOT DESERT
The Western countries had no background or even a smell of Krishna consciousness. I know that is very hard to sow the seed of devotion in the Western countries. But, Svamiji ( Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada ) mercifully gave this seed of bhakti. If this seed is properly watered, tended to, and nourished, then leaves will gradually unfurl and this seed will take the form of a very, big tree. It may also take the form of a beautiful creeper. This tree or creeper will cross the heavenly realms and enter the spiritual sky. It will also cross the abodes of Vaikunta, Ayodhya, Dvaraka, Mathura and will finally find shelter at the lotus feet of Krishna in Vrindavana. So, it is very difficult to sow this seed of devotion in anyone, especially in someone who has a dry heart.