We can see that Prabhupada just started this movement with so much faith…such strong faith when professor said:
“Why are you so dogmatically saying that Krishna is God? That’s dogmatic!”
“Why are they are so dogmatically saying that Krishna is not God, when they haven’t seen Him?”
Just totally fixed…totally focused on Krishna. So gradually we have to rise above the doubts within our hearts. When we come, we may have so many doubts….and maybe the biggest doubt is not so much in Krishna, or did they go to the moon or not? That’s not the issue. Mostly the biggest doubt, is the doubt in ourselves:
“Can I really do it? Can I do it? Maybe Krishna Consciousness….yes is the most wonderful thing, but can I make it?”
But that’s an indirect way of not having faith in Krishna, because we think that:
“I’m so fallen, that even Krishna cannot change me!”
But the fact of the matter is that if we simply associate with the devotees, engaging in kirtan and hearing The Srimad Bhagavatam, then surely we will change! And surely we will become purified and Krishna will begin to reveal himself more and more to us. Then our faith is not only based on belief, but it is based on strong realization! And all the years of service come together because each time we make a sacrifice in service, we gain some strength and that will in the end bring it all together!