Guru Maharaj: This is how to question! The whole process of Krishna consciousness is bringing us closer to Guru and Gauranga. I remember in the Ardha Kumbha Mela in 1971, in Allahabad, Srila Prabhupada was discussing how achieving devotional service was very rare, and one has to go through all the preliminary mantras and penances and austerities and all that. One senior devotee raised his hand and asked a question. ‘Srila Prabhupada, when I look back at my life, I don’t see any pious activities, I don’t see any penances, I don’t see anything. Except I had a very sinful life! How did I achieve devotional service?’ Srila Prabhupada said, ‘I have made your good fortune for you.’ Actually, if we consider what chance, what qualification do we have, to achieve such a rare thing as pure devotion to Krishna? So we should be so grateful to Srila Prabhupada, that he has brought us this mercy. And made our good fortune for us. How can we not be Prabhupada conscious,if we think of that!
04-OCT-2020 SRIDHAM MAYAPUR