If Krsna comes and asks you, “What do you want?”
Don’t ask for a service that is less than the highest service. What is the highest service? What is our goal, prema-prayojana?
Krsna will ask, “Do you want the prema of Kubja?”
“We don’t want the prema of Kubja.”
“Do you want the prema of Subala-Sridama?”
“We will offer our pranamas (obeisance) to that prema.”
“What do you like? Do you want to be My beloved?”
“Then what do you want?”
“Padabjayos tava vina vara dasyam eva…”
“Krsna, if You are pleased by my services and want to offer me a benediction, then this is the benediction I seek—I want to serve the foot dust of the lotus feet of Srimati Radhika. There is nothing more I seek.”
All of you are most fortunate to come in this line. Don’t give up. Be energetic and try to develop your bhakti with the aid of enthusiastic endeavors. You should earn because you are grhastas (householders), you should. But don’t be completely engaged and immersed in only those efforts. Money is needed only to maintain our lives, but it is not the object of our lives. The aim and object of our lives is to cultivate the topmost prema to Krsna. In this life, you should surely have this. Otherwise, you will have to suffer in eighty four lakh species of life.
Promise to yourself that you will leave all kinds of worldly desires behind. Also, discard anger, lust, and the tendency to commit offenses. Have tolerance, if anyone rebukes you, tolerate like a tree. Or else, time will be wasted in quarrelling. We have no time to quarrel. We should go straight and forward in our devotional endeavors, only desiring that benediction from Krsna, which I stated earlier. Thus, lead a life of an easy living and moving. If you want that objective of Krsna prema, you should respect your senior Vaisnavas. And the senior Vaisnavas should also give love and affection to the juniors and to those who engaged in hari-kirtana, chant, “Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.”