Begin at the beginning—don’t jump. There should be an aim and object, then the process will be applied. If you don’t know the mission of your life, if you don’t know the target of your life, how can you practice and develop? I have not come to give ghee in fire. I don’t want to be involved in this illusory māyā. Always be involved in our mission to desire to serve Kṛṣṇa. So, you should begin from the Bhagavad-Gītā.
This is the place of only problems, but you should know that you are an eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa. Why are you fearing? Take shelter of Kṛṣṇa. Why are you worried? Why not take shelter? Take shelter and then you will not die. The name is so powerful. If anyone chants Hare Kṛṣṇa from his heart, death will go away.
May 16, 2004 Los Angeles