we can understand that our life is very short. We want to, in this lifetime, become so thoroughly in love with Krishna, we want to be so thoroughly addicted to associating with Krishna’s devotees, to eating Krishna prasadam, to dancing in Krishna’s kirtan, to reading and hearing the classes about Krishna and to telling other people about Krishna, to serving and building projects for Krishna, and doing service for Krishna. We want to become so thoroughly absorbed in that transcendental association, that we thoroughly can identify with Krishna and be accepted by Krishna in His eternal circle of devotees. Especially, we want to be accepted by Srila Prabhupada as his eternal family member that we can continue to associate with him wherever he is, eternally, knowing that whenever we are with him, we can immediately feel his transcendental presence, the presence of Krishna and Vrindavana, Mayapura-dhama.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1984, 18th Sep, SB class @ New Orleans, USA