There is no doubt about the Lord’s love for us. Do we love him?
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.
The love is most misunderstood thing in this world. Love is not understood. Love is divine, love is spiritual, love is eternal. Love is between soul and supreme soul. That is love. Everything else is lust.