(Sri Sri Radha Govinda, New York)

"So here is Krishna. If you simply think, 'Here is Krishna, Radha-Krishna Deity,' you may be fool number..., rascal number one; that doesn't matter. But you are getting impression of this Radha-Krishna, think of Him: 'Oh, how nicely Krishna is decorated.' This much. No erudite scholarship. Simply... Krishna says, man-manā bhava mad-bhakto. Here is Deity. Worship Him nicely as it is regulated principle. Even if you are not worshiping, simply think of Krishna, 'Here is Radha and Krishna.' Impression. Then what is the difficulty?

As soon as you see Radha-Krishna, you get some impression. Think of that impression. Where is the difficulty? Man-manā bhava mad-bhakto. 'Worship Me.' If you have got opportunity, worship. If you are initiated, worship here. Or you install Deity at home, as our Kṣīrodakaśāyī Prabhu is doing. Everyone can do it. Where is the difficulty? Now ask him how he is happy. The whole family is happy. Not only he, but his wife, his children, everyone is happy. Practical. Man-manā bhava mad-bhakto mad-yājī māṁ namaskuru (BG 18.65). And if you cannot do anything, simply come and offer your obeisances: 'My dear Lord Krishna, I am so poor, so unfortunate, I cannot do all these things, but I offer my humble obeisances unto Your lotus feet.'"

(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, London, August 22, 1973)
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