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Segment 073

Bhaktijana Dasa,

Conversation With Srila Prabhupada At a Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.7.25-28 Lecture, San Francisco, March 13, 1967

At a Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.7.25-28—San Francisco, March 13, 1967:

Bhaktijana:

“If you become a, you become a servant of Krishna, will He provide a way for you to o meet your physical needs?”

Prabhupada:

“Well, you are, if you become Krishna…, servant of Krishna… It is!  Not to become.  You are already.  Just like a person, a citizen of United States, he’s under, already under the obligation of the state.  If he thinks that,

‘I am not under obligation.’

That is his madness.  Similarly, you are already servant of Krishna, but you are declaring yourself that,

‘No, I am not servant of God.  I am servant of dog.’ S

o that is your madness.  The sooner you give up your madness, it is better.  There is no question… If you becoming a servant of dog, your everything is supplied by somebody, but do you think that becoming servant of God, nothing will be supplied to you?  If God is so poor that if He can supply the necessities of a servant of dog, and He’ll not supply the necessities of a servant of God?  Why do you think like that?  You see, in our Society, we are all servants of God.  Do you think we have got any want?  We have got everything full.  This Kirtanananda, he has gone to Montreal.  He is spending five hundred dollars every month, and he went from here without a farthing.  Here is the practical example.  So don’t think like that.  God is not so poor.  Everything belongs to God.  So, if you are sincere, oh, God will supply you everything.  Yoga-ksemam vahamy aham [Bhagavad-gita 9.22].  Lord Krishna says,

But those who always worship Me with exclusive devotion, meditating on My transcendental form—to them I carry what they lack, and I preserve what they have.’

 So it is the question of belief and practical engagement.  The more you become faithful, the more you become convinced,

“Yes, God is my master.  Yes, Krishna is my master.  He’s supplying everything.”

But he cannot be your servant.  Mind that.  If you make God your order-supplier—”My dear God, I am in need of something for my sense enjoyment.  Please supply’—that He will not agree.

Therefore those who go to God for sense enjoyment and become frustrated, they say,

‘There is no God.’

This atheism and declaration that there is no God, it is a question of sense gratification.  So God is not meant for satisfying your senses.  You are meant for satisfying God’s senses.  This is Krishna consciousness.  And because the atheist class, they do not want to serve the senses of God, therefore they make impersonal.  As soon as we make God impersonal, there is no sense that “I have now to supply.” And here to see the picture: God is eating.  God is eating.  He has become so dependent on His devotee that, if the devotee will give Him something to eat, then He will eat.  So that is the position.  There is a position like that.  By love, God will be… Instead of yourself becoming dependent on God, God will become dependent on you.  There is such a stage.  God will ask you,

‘My dear father, will you give Me something to eat?’

There is stage like that.  It is stage, a platform of love.  By love everything is possible.  All right, let us have sankirtana.”

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