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To awaken a person to Krsna consciousness. That is real mercy. Because for want of this Krsna consciousness he is suffering millions and millions of years

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"to awaken a person to Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is real mercy. Because for want of this Kṛṣṇa consciousness he is suffering millions and millions of years"

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Here is the real mercy: to awaken a person to Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is real mercy. Because for want of this Kṛṣṇa consciousness he is suffering millions and millions of years.

Somebody is serving country, society, friendship, love, and so many things they have created service. At last dog service, cat service. But because they have forgotten Kṛṣṇa's service, therefore they are called fallen. These fallen conditioned soul are claimed by the Vaiṣṇavas. Patitānāṁ pāvanebhyo vaiṣṇavebhyo namo namaḥ. That is Vaiṣṇava's duty.

So you are doing your best to do this service, Vaiṣṇava, in this remote village. Our Sudāmā Prabhu is trying to give service to Kṛṣṇa. Our position is eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa. We can give service from anywhere, from any position. It doesn't matter where we are. Because everything is Kṛṣṇa's property, everywhere Kṛṣṇa is there, so wherever we get possibility of rendering our service . . . so the literature distribution . . .

So kindly stick to this service attitude. Never be misled by the alluration . . . allurement of māyā. Engage. Remain engaged in Kṛṣṇa's service wherever you are. Kṛṣṇa will see. We don't want any recognition from anyone else. We want recognition by Kṛṣṇa and His devotee. That's all. If they are satisfied, then our success, life success.

So this place, you all a little distant from the city, but we are not concerned with the city. We are concerned for distributing this knowledge, Kṛṣṇa consciousness. So I have learned that there is a train service from here, it takes only forty-five minutes, forty-three minutes. So this place is very nice. It is . . . and expenditure according to our means. That is all right. When Kṛṣṇa will give us better place . . . this is also. Wherever Kṛṣṇa is at, that is better. That is best.

So my point is that you are all Vaiṣṇavas, and try to do something good to the people, because they are all suffering. All suffering. For want of, lack of Kṛṣṇa consciousness they do not know what is the aim of life, what is to be achieved. Simply they are working hard like hogs and dogs for sense gratification. They have no other ambition. They do not believe in the next life, although it is a fact there is next life. And they do not know. They are not educated there is next life; how much irresponsibly we are working.

Nature's law is very stringent. If you work irresponsibly, then you can, you have to accept . . . Sadā tad-bhāva-bhāvitaḥ (BG 8.6). If you become attached to this material enjoyment, then you will have to accept a body, and there are 8,400,000 different forms of body. You have to accept. But this education is not there, whole world. So simply these Kṛṣṇa conscious people, they are trying to educate people on this point. So it is sometimes very distressing. But never mind. Nothing is be distressed. When you serve Kṛṣṇa, there is no question of distress. Simply do your best, and people will surely be benefited wherever you go. A Vaiṣṇava, wherever he goes, he makes the place sanctified. Vāñchā-kalpatarubhyaś ca kṛpā-sindhubhya eva ca.

And kṛpā-sindhu. What these materialistic men can do mercy to the others? They cannot do anything. Here is the real mercy: to awaken a person to Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is real mercy. Because for want of this Kṛṣṇa consciousness he is suffering millions and millions of years. Sometimes he is becoming tree, like that. Suppose here is a tree; it is standing for thousands of years. So in this way they're simply suffering. This transmigration of the soul, the soul is suffering. Vaiṣṇava is giving you information that "Why you are suffering? You just accept your original position, eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa, you become happy." This is Vaiṣṇava. Why you are suffering?

So māyā is there. Māyā does not want to lead the culprits. Because one who is not Kṛṣṇa conscious, he's a culprit, so māyā wants to give such person more and more trouble. But Vaiṣṇava risks his life to snatch him from the hands of māyā. So māyā, of course, when he (she) sees that, "This man, this living entity, is now corrected; he is now taking to Kṛṣṇa consciousness," then she will not disturb.