You should read sanātana-śikṣā and realize who you are. Not knowing this, if anyone preaches then what is the fruit of his preaching? Nothing. He should know, “What should I preach?” He should preach love of Kṛṣṇa. But does he have this love? If he has love, he can preach. Thus, he can help the devotees. The soul is the eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa, but he has forgotten.
We are burning in a fire. The fire should be put out first, and then we can discover the cause of this fire. No need to worry for this. But it is true that we are burning in the fire caused by the three modes of material nature.
If a man wants to serve Kṛṣṇa, he will have to give his whole energy in the service of Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa will maintain him; he will not have to maintain himself. Kṛṣṇa will support and nourish him; Kṛṣṇa has promised to do so. Kṛṣṇa has said, “If you give up your wealth, reputation, wife, children, house, and everything, and take shelter of Me—then I will support and nourish you.”
June 23, 1999 Heidelberg