(Click to enlarge photo of Srila Prabhupada bowing to Radha-Kṛṣṇa)
"So one thing is guaranteed. If you engage in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, and suppose you do not become perfectly mature, some way or other you fall down... We should not fall down. Because if we have got enthusiasm and patience, we shall not fall down. But suppose we fall down. Śāstra says, tasya abhadra abhūd amuṣya kim. There is nothing inauspicity, because whatever you have done sincerely, that is recorded in the book, in the Kṛṣṇa's book.
Kṛṣṇa has got accountant. (laughter) He keeps nice account of the activities of His devotees. That's a fact. Just like the nondevotees' accounts are kept by Yamarāja for punishment, similarly, devotees' accounts are kept by Kṛṣṇa, personally. Ye yathā māṁ prapadyante tāṁs tathaiva bhajāmy aham (BG 4.11). Unless He keeps account, how He says, 'I respond to the devotee to the proportionate surrender'? Ye yathā māṁ prapadyante. The real business is surrender to Kṛṣṇa. If we surrender immediately, cent percent, then Kṛṣṇa also gives you the result immediately, cent percent."
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Vrindavan, October 20, 1972)