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Either you become lusty or a thief or a murderer or whatever it may be. Some way or other, if you develop this eagerness, that "I must see Krsna," then Krsna will be seen

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Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

We must be very, very eager so that... And many gopīs who were forcibly stopped, going to Kṛṣṇa, they lost their life. Just see how much eager they are. So this eagerness is wanted. Then you can see God. Either you become lusty or a thief or a murderer or whatever it may be. Some way or other, if you develop this eagerness, that "I must see Kṛṣṇa," then Kṛṣṇa will be seen.


Lecture on SB 1.2.12 -- Los Angeles, August 15, 1972:

So some way or other, we should come in contact with Kṛṣṇa. Some way or other. Then we'll be purified. Kāmād bhayād dveṣyāt. Just like the gopīs. The gopīs came to Kṛṣṇa being captivated by His beautiful feature. They were young girls, and Kṛṣṇa was so beautiful. So actually, they came to Kṛṣṇa being lusty, but Kṛṣṇa is so pure that they became first-class devotee. There is no comparison of their devotion. Because they loved Kṛṣṇa with heart and soul. That is the qualification. That is the qualification. They loved so much Kṛṣṇa that they didn't care for family, for reputation. When they were going at dead of night . . . Kṛṣṇa's flute was there, and they were all fleeing. Their father, their brother, their husband—"Where you are going? Where you are going in this dead of night?" They didn't care. They neglected their children, their family, everything: "We must go to Kṛṣṇa."

So this is required. We must be very, very eager so that . . . and many gopīs who were forcibly stopped going to Kṛṣṇa, they lost their life. Just see how much eager they are. So this eagerness is wanted. Then you can see God. Either you become lusty or a thief or a murderer or whatever it may be, some way or other, if you develop this eagerness that, "I must see Kṛṣṇa," then Kṛṣṇa will be seen.

So here is . . . the first thing is how much eager you are to see Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa will respond. If you are actually eager to see Kṛṣṇa . . . it, the reason may be different—either you are lusty or to steal His ornament, or —some way or other you become attracted to Kṛṣṇa, then your business is successful. Rūpa Gosvāmī has advised that . . . he says in a poetry. It is on the matter of the gopīs talking. One gopī is advising another gopī that "My dear friend . . ."

Smerān candrakeṇa vaṁśīnyastādhara ujjvalāṁ candrakeṇa keśi-tīrthopakaṇṭhe govindākhyāṁ mā prekṣiṣṭhāstava yadi sakhe! bandhu-saṅge 'sti raṅgaḥ.

The idea is that one gopī is advising another gopī, "My dear friend, there is one boy, His name is Govinda. He is standing on the bank of Yamunā near the Keśi-ghāṭa, and He's playing on His flute. And He's so beautiful that especially during full moon night, please do not go there." (laughter) Why? "Now, because if you have got intention to enjoy in this material world with your family members, wife, children, husband, please do not go there." Smerān bhaṅgī-traya-paricitāṁ sāci-vistīrṇa-dṛṣṭim. Bhaṅgī-traya: Kṛṣṇa always stands in three-curved way with His flute. That is Kṛṣṇa's tri-bhaṅga-murāri. Tri-bhaṅga. Three places, He is bent. So:

smerān bhaṅgī-traya-paricitāṁ sāci-vistīrṇa-dṛṣṭiṁ
mā prekṣiṣṭhāstava sakhe yadi bandhu-saṅge 'sti raṅgaḥ

"If you think that you will enjoy more your life in this material world, then you do not go there. You do not go there."

The idea is that if you once see Kṛṣṇa, then you will forget all this nonsense material enjoyment. That is seeing Kṛṣṇa. No more. Svāmin kṛtārtho 'smi varaṁ na yāce (CC Madhya 22.42): "My dear Lord I don't want anything." Dhruva Mahārāja . . . Dhruva Mahārāja went to see Kṛṣṇa to get the kingdom of his father, but when he saw Kṛṣṇa, Viṣṇu . . . Viṣṇu offered, "Now, whatever benediction you want, you take." He said, svāmin kṛtārtho 'smi varaṁ na yāce: "My dear Lord, I have no more any desire." That is Kṛṣṇa seeing. That if you want to see Kṛṣṇa for some business that, "I shall see Kṛṣṇa . . ." Just like . . . of course, if you are eager to see Kṛṣṇa, the motive may be different, but somehow or other, due to your eagerness, you'll see Kṛṣṇa. That is the only qualification.