Śānti means if anything is coming to make you angry, then no anger or frustration will come. Kṛṣṇa is ajita, He cannot be defeated; He cannot be controlled by our senses. But by hearing these pastimes, they are very powerful, Kṛṣṇa will be controlled at once. If you want to control Kṛṣṇa, you can do so only by hearing such very beautiful and powerful hari-kathā. Not by thinking that, “Oh, Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” He cannot be controlled by this.
So, you should try to remember the pastimes of Kṛṣṇa in such a way, that throughout the whole day it will seem that it is a moment. Like this you should try to hear everything. Then by this sādhana, rati will manifest. This is called sādhana.
April 20, 1999 Miami