Kṛṣṇa wants to hear the glories of all the devotees who have mamatā, a sense of mineness, towards Him. Mamatā is the scale by which to measure any standard of bhakti. If there is no mamatā, there is no bhakti and no parama-dharma—transcendental, supreme religion of the soul. There may be varṇāśrama-dharma, but not parama-dharma.
Kṛṣṇa is Adhokṣaja. He is beyond our intelligence. The organs of our body are material and so cannot touch Kṛṣṇa; they cannot touch His hari-kathā or glorification. One’s bhakti should be causeless, unconditional, and without any interruption. It should flow forth without interruption, as honey flows from a jar. Then one’s soul will be happy, otherwise not. I know it is very rare if one can follow this. Yet, if you practice again and again, this vraja-bhakti will manifest.
September 13, 2004 Volgograd