(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 28 December 2013, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 5.10.24)

One journalist came to Srila Prabhupada. He had done some homework. He said to Srila Prabhupada that he heard that the pure devotee always represents Krsna and acts according to Krsna’s will.

So he asked, “How does the pure devotee know Krsna’s will?” Then Rameshwar, who was a sannyasi, volunteered an answer. He said, “He knows it because Krsna reveals it all within the heart”.
Prabhupada said, “No. Not like that. When I wanna know what Krsna wants, I just ask him”.

So that kind of connection with Krsna, being so close, so direct that Krsna is so present whenever you want, that is another level.

fallen flowerIt is different from praying to Krsna and saying, “Please, give me a sign?” And a flower fell! A flower fell! Yes, that is different,

“I had this amazing dream!”

“Ah, that’s nothing! I had more than a dream. I had a vision in broad daylight!”

Amazing, grace. Amazing mercy. Moments of mercy. Krsna says, “Yes, take a crumb. Here, take a crumb of mercy. Yes, take some inspiration. Yes, I’ll give you an experience. Yes, take it. I’ll give you, I’ll drop a flower for you. Yes, no problem. You’ll hear a voice, yes”. All these things may be there but that is mercy, absolutely. Krsna makes so many arrangements for us. But ultimately, this mercy of Krsna is not yet fully available because our impurities are blocking us access to that mercy.

naham prakasah sarvasya
yoga-maya-samavritah (Bhagavad-gita 7.25)

Krsna covers himself, becomes covered. So that covering is still there and that is the problem, that Krsna remains always covered even if a little bit of mercy comes our way but as for Prabhupada, Krsna was always accessible.

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