you may expect the mercy of Krishna. It doesn’t say expect the special mercy of Krishna. Hope for special mercy and you expect the mercy of Krishna… You expect the shelter of Krishna. You expect that one day, Krishna will give you the special mercy. He’ll give at His own sweet will, at His own sweet time. That’s not something that we can expect it for one year, or one week, or one hour and then, if you don’t get it, then we feel, “Oh, Krishna’s not given special mercy. He’s let me down.” Right? “I did sankirtana for one day, and it wasn’t good enough. Didn’t get Krishna’s special mercy. Maybe I shouldn’t do sankirtana anymore. I should do something else.”. Keep on trying to do one’s service and hope and pray for the mercy of Krishna. Krishna has given His special mercy to so many, why won’t He give also to a devotee who’s sincerely serving Him? But, one should put oneself in the most favorable position for getting Krishna’s special mercy.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
22nd Dec, 1982 SB class @ New Orleans, USA.