“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #12”
The Nectar of Devotion, Vrndavana, 10.11.1972—
2453) Whether I know Krsna can offer anything to anyone but not devotional service! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
———————— Pradyumna: ” ‘Rareness of Pure Devotional Service.’ In the preliminary phase of spiritual life there are different kinds of austerities, penances and similar processes for attaining self-realization. However, even if an executor of these processes is without any material desire, he still cannot achieve devotional service. And aspiring by oneself alone to achieve devotional service is also not very hopeful because Krsna does not award devotional service to merely anyone. Krsna can easily offer a person material happiness or even liberation, but He does not agree very easily to award a person engagement in His devotional service.”
Prabhupada: This is very confidential. ——–—————–