If you want to be happy, chant Hare Krishna for the pleasure of Krishna. It came up one time; they wanted to chant to rain or something. Prabhupad said, “No, no, we will chant without any conditions.” But Prabhupad’s chanting was so powerful that any way it rained. But that is not our condition, we do not make any conditions to Krishna, He is svatantra, He is independent. And we have full faith that by satisfying Him, we will be satisfied. If He is satisfied mamaivāṁśo jīva-loke jīva-bhūtaḥ sanātanaḥ, we are His parts, we will be satisfied. There is no independent endeavor required.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami maharaj
28th March 1983, Gaura Purnima SB class @ Mayapur