If you have any other desires such as wealth, reputation, position, heaven, or liberation, Kṛṣṇa cannot come. Never will He come! So, you should give up all these things. All kinds of desires. No lust. No anger. Māyā comes in so many shapes and we will think that we are doing right. So, you all—what you are doing—you are satisfied and you are thinking that you are very well, “No one can do like me. I am very intelligent.” Māyā gives this and that is why sometimes we cannot advance, because we are satisfied with what and where we are.
We all souls which are in this world; we have come from Him. We are transcendental. We are all eternal servants of the Supreme Personality of Godhead but we have forgotten Him from the beginning, and that is why we are in the cyclic order of endless birth, death, suffering, sorrows, and so many problems. When this very merciful Kṛṣṇa looks towards us, He becomes merciful.
This world is called saṁsāra. This world is gradually going towards destruction. And the world of Vraja is always going toward transcendental peace and happiness.
July 12, 1999 Bath, England