Everything will come.

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Prahlada Maharaja says — we have already discussed about this — that it doesn't require any qualification. To pacify, to please, to satisfy the Lord, you don't require any pre-qualification: oh, you have to pass your examination in the university, or you have to become a rich man like Rockefeller or Ford, or you have to become this or that… No condition. Ahaituky apratihata. If you want to love Krishna, there is no check. There is no check. The road is open. Simply you have to become sincere. That's all. Then Krishna will clear the way. And if there is no sincerity, then Krishna's maya is there. He'll always, she'll always put some stumbling block: "Not this, not this, not this." So Prahalada Maharaja decided that "Although I am a child, I have no education, I have no studies of the Vedas, and born of atheistic father, lowborn, so all bad qualification… So God is worshiped by intellectual persons, offering Vedic hymns, and brahmanas, highly cultured. 

So I have no such qualification. But still, all these demigods who are so highly elevated in their position, they have requested me. That means God can be pacified even by me. Otherwise how they recommend? So whatever qualification I have got, whatever intelligence I have got, I may offer Krishna." Therefore our, this Krishna consciousness movement is like this, that whatever qualification you have got, that is sufficient. You begin with that qualification. Because real qualification — your feeling of service. That is real qualification. So you develop that feeling, not your external qualification, beauty, wealth, knowledge, this, that, no. These things have no value. They are valuable if they are employed in Krishna's service. If you are very rich man, if you employ your wealth in Krishna's service… (aside:) You cannot sit like that? Yes. It is all right. But there is no need that you have to become very wealthy. Then you can serve Krishna.

So Prahalada Maharaja says, nico ajaya guna-visargam anupravishtah puyeta yena puman anuvarnitena. Now, one may question that Prahalada is born of impure father. This is argument. Prahalada is not impure, but it is an argument's sake, born of low father, or low family, or one, so many, so many things they may say. But Prahalada Maharaja says that "If I begin simply glorify the Lord, then I shall be purified." If I chant the purification… This Hare Krishna mantra is the process of purification. Not that I'll have to purify otherwise and then take to Hare Krishna mantra. No. You begin chanting. Then it is purified. You'll be purified. Begin chanting. In whatever condition you are, that doesn't matter.

Actually I began my, this Krishna consciousness movement — not that they came in a very purified condition. That we, every one of you, know, that those who came to me, they, according, they have been trained from childhood… According to Indian standard, they do not know even the hygienic principles. What is the question of purification? You see. In India the system is from childhood, a child is trained to take bath, to wash teeth in the morning. Yes. And I remember. When my second son was about four years old, so before breakfast, I used to ask him, "Show me your teeth." So he'll show…, "Yes." "All right, you have washed your teeth. That's all right. Then you are allowed to take breakfast." So this training there are. But here, in this country, the training… Of course, there are somewhere, but not very strictly. So that doesn't matter. Chant Hare Krishna. Begin Hare Krishna. Then everything will come. Everything will come.

Compiled by Yashodanandana dasa

Prabhupada speaks during a Srimad-Bhagavatam Lecture 


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