Mar 122012

“Every mother will be most attentive her child’s welfare. And that is how we should care for every living entity. Of course, it is hard to keep track of one’s child at every moment, but a sensitive mother can tell the meaning of the child’s different crying. If we call out the name of Krishna — or Gauranga — in an ordinary or mechanical way, the Lord may not pay much heed. But if the intensity of the cry reaches the stage where we call out in utter dependance, urgency, and helplessness, then Krishna’s attention will be drawn. So if we want to capture Krishna’s attention, or Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s attention, we have to cry out like that. Srila Prabhupada said that the chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra is like the genuine cry of a child for its mother: ‘Mother Hara (Radha), please help me achieve the grace of the supreme father, Krishna.’ Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has Radharani’s mood. To call out to  Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is like calling out to Radharani (Hare). But it’s a question of the urgency and the intensity. The Lord reveals Himself to the devotee who chants sincerely.”