There is no doubt about the Lord’s love for us. Do we love him?
For a soul there is no old or young, it’s never too late, grab the opportunity. If you try to enjoy here, you will end up suffering. There are two sagars, Prema Sagar and Maha-anartha sagar, and those who are intelligent will always go for Gauranga.
Love is divine. Love is something out of this world. Love is on the level of the soul. One soul loves the other soul and all the souls love the Supreme Soul and the Supreme Soul loves all the souls. That is love, that is loving dealing, loving reciprocation, which we miss a lot here in this material world.
So once we get the bija, bhakti lata bija, we want to make sure that the bija doesn’t remain just a bija, a seed all the time. That seed has to sprout. From the seed comes the seedling and then it has to grow in the land, become a bush before it turns into a tree and finally you could pick up some fruits of love of Godhead.
Discover yourself and also discover the Lord. These two discoveries are going hand in hand. It is not just discover myself. What good is that discovery – or it’s an incomplete discovery – if we do not discover the Lord.
Krishna enters our heart, our consciousness and if we keep watering that seed, then it will sprout. It will grow into seedlings and a plant and a tree and eventually there will be fruits of love of Godhead, Krishna-prema, that we could relish.
It is not easy to know a Vaishnava. Just as it is difficult to know the Supreme Lord, it is equally difficult to know the devotee of the Lord. In fact, the more we understand a devotee of the Lord, the more we can understand Krishna. The more we understand devotee and our spiritual master, the more we understand Krishna.