the devotee, you see, because they surrender unconditionally to Krishna: Unconditional surrender, that Krishna says, “Ye yathā māṁ prapadyante tāṁs tathaiva bhajāmy aham. According to how you approach Me, I will reciprocate with you.” you see. The devotee knows that… that He has the most wonderful qualities, all the good qualities are only coming from Him. He is a reservoir of all good qualities guno-dhama. Not that the devotee fully surrenders unto Krishna, Krishna is going to neglect the devotee in any way.
If for any reason, he keeps the devotee in any kind of suspense, it is simply to increase the desire of that devotee. Just like Krishna apparently left Vrindavana, although He was there in His bhava-rupa, in His bhava form. That gave the… that gave the residents of Vrindavan an even more intense experience of love for Krishna, what’s that, what is it? Eka padam na gacchati, or something like that. He doesn’t even take one step out of Vrndavana, but He became invisible for a while just to increase that love for the de… Because Krishna’s presence and non presence is non-different. When a devotee is fully desiring the presence of Krishna, sometimes that devotion is more intense.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami maharaj
29th Dec 1982, SB class @ Atlanta