Just like there are some meteors, some comets which only come around the… you know, near the earth or near the sun, after so many thousands of years, and they go out again; but still they are within the orbit. Now these ordinary souls who have never rendered any devotional service to Krishna, they are not even in the orbit.
Even if they do one service, up! Now they’re in the orbit. So sometimes in their lives, they will again be brought back to Krishna. And then each time they get the opportunity to do little more service, they’re brought closer and closer and closer, until finally they get the opportunity to fully surrender, you see. If you can give them that much of an intense opportunity to serve, then even in this life…
How do people come purified? The more you engage them in service, the more you engage them in devotional service (hearing and chanting), naturally, they become more and more purified, they become, their consciousness becomes uncovered from all the material dirt and then natural love for Krishna is revealed.
Krishna prema nitya siddha saadhy kabu noi, shravana adi shuddha chitta koro ei udoy: That Krishna prema is not something that you get, like you become Prime Minister, you become…something you have to work for in terms of achieving something. It’s already there ; nitya siddha. It’s something which is within us, it not something that you have to bring from outside. It’s there but it is covered up.
So how we simply have to uncover it. It is like the treasure is there, but it’s hidden. Now we have to dig it out; you have to uncover piles of karma, offences, different kinds of dirt have covered up that pure consciousness.
But by hearing and chanting, by pure consciousness, that Krishna prema, that love for Krishna, desire to serve Krishna is revealed and so the first step is when they engage in some service to Krishna.HH Jayapataka Swami Lecture – Srimad Bhagavatam
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