(Srila Prabhupada with Sri Sri Radha Londonisvara and Jagannatha Deities at Bury Place, London, England)

"The symptoms of a really Krishna conscious person are that he knows that Krishna is the supreme master, he always thinks himself in danger without Krishna, and by taking shelter of Krishna's lotus feet he always feels safe. Krishna says, kaunteya pratijanihi na me bhaktah pranasyati: 'You may declare to the world that My devotee is never vanquished.' (Bg. 9.31) If one becomes a pure devotee of Krishna, there is no question of danger. Of course, Krishna gives protection to everyone, for without His protection no one can live even for a single moment. But one should not think, 'If Krishna is giving protection to everyone, what is the use of becoming a devotee?' A king gives protection to every one of his citizens, for that is his duty, but he especially protects his own circle of men. This is not unnatural. If one directly engages in the service of the President, when one is in some difficulty he is especially protected. Although the President gives protection to all the citizens, those who personally associate with him, giving him service, receive special consideration. That is not actually partiality. That is natural. When a gentleman loves all children but has special love for his own children, no one will say, 'Oh, why are you loving your own children more than others?' No, that is natural. Similarly, Krishna says in Bhagavad-gita, samo 'ham sarva-bhuteshu: 'I am equal to everyone.' Krishna, being God, loves everyone because everyone is part of Him. Nonetheless, He takes special care of His devotees. Therefore He says, kaunteya pratijanihi na me bhaktah pranasyati: 'My devotee will never be vanquished.'"

(Teachings of Queen Kunti, Chapter 20)

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