Kṛṣṇa is very merciful and very powerful. He has invested all his power and mercy and qualities in His name and that name in Kali-yuga is the maha mantra:
Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare
If we have a strong faith in this name, meditate on this name, or do saṅkīrtana of this name; very soon we will be liberated and we will achieve kṛṣṇa-prema. If we are not observing Ekādaśī then we will be ruined forever. Ekādaśī is a very simple and easy way to achieve pure bhakti. If anyone follows Ekādaśī, then very soon he will be liberated. Very easily bhakti comes from following this Ekādaśīvrata.
May 27, 2007 Houston