If we chant purely, Krishna, He’s more eager to come to us than we are to come to Him. He is more eager to bring us back to Him, than we are to go. So that’s not the problem. But the problem is when we may not be ready. We may so many material desires, material conceptions at the same time along with that we also have a desire for Krishna so that isn’t good enough. Our desire for Krishna has to be exclusive. That means that we require some more purification. We cannot, Krishna will not, if we limit Himself to some material conception we may have of Him, our consciousness has to be pure then Krishna will reveal Himself to us without any material conceptions or limitations. It is ultimately up to Krishna’s sweet will, to… from that point of view. You can cry to Krishna but if Krishna doesn’t want to reveal there’s not anything we can do except appeal to His mercy.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1984, 13th Sep, SB class @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, London, UK