(Click on photo to see a larger image of Sri Londonisvara, London, England.)
"Some way or other, one has to fix up his mind in Krishna. And Krishna is not stereotyped. It is general. If you want to serve Krishna, there are so many ways. Just like in our Society: somebody is painting, somebody is writing on typewriter, sometime somebody is engaged in propagating or selling the magazine or editing the magazine. So many different duties. So it is the spiritual master's business to see the disciple in which way he has got the tendency. And he tries to utilize his natural tendency in the matter of serving Krishna.
One has got tendency for a certain thing. That tendency can be engaged in Krishna's service also. It is not difficult. Simply it requires training and guidance. Sva-karmana tam abhyarcya, samsiddhi labhate narah.1 One has got a particular tendency to work. By that work, if it is nicely done, you can satisfy Krishna. Our only business is to satisfy Krishna. Svanusthitasya dharmasya samsiddhir hari-tosanam.2 Whatever business you may have, it doesn't matter. Whatever talent you have got, it doesn't matter. If you can utilize that talent for Krishna's satisfaction, then your life is successful."
(Srila Prabhupada lecture, January 25, 1973)
1. "By worship of the Lord, who is the source of all beings and who is all-pervading, man can, in the performance of his own duty, attain perfection." (B.G. 18.46)
2. "O best among the twice-born, it is therefore concluded that the highest perfection one can achieve by discharging the duties prescribed for one's own occupation according to caste divisions and orders of life is to please the Personality of Godhead." (S.B. 1.2.13)