Desiring a million dollars

    Posted on May 17, 2016

Visal: Your Divine Grace, if a man desires a million dollars from Lord Krsna, besides his desire for a million dollars, doesn't he have to also deserve the million dollars?

Prabhupada: Krsna does not want million dollars. Why Krsna will desire? You are desiring million dollars. What Krsna will do with your million dollars?

Visal: Well, to give it to you, the desiring person who desires it.

Prabhupada: Eh?

Visal: You said that Krsna will give you whatever you desire.

Prabhupada: Yes.

Visal: Let's say I desire a million dollars.

Prabhupada: Yes, you'll get it.

Visal: Even if I don't deserve it?

Prabhupada: Eh?

Visal: Even if I don't deserve it?

Prabhupada: No, if you don't deserve, how you will get it? Just like if you want to be a high-court judge, government can give you. But you must have the qualification. Simply you are a sweeper in the street, and you desire that "I become high-court judge," the government is so foolish? You should desire; at the same time you must have the qualities. Then it is at the disposal of Krsna to give you reward. What is the difficulty? Whatever... First deserve, then desire. Why should you desire millions of dollars if you are a rogue? You must honestly work. You must have the business tactics, how to earn money. Then you'll get million dollars. Krsna will help you. But if you are in the market, you are thief, you want to cheat others, then how you get? This is a crude example. First deserve, then desire. But still, if we don't desire, Krsna helps you. The one thing is that without Krsna's sanction, you cannot have anything. At the same time, you must be qualified to occupy that post. If you are a practicing lawyer in the court, and if you apply for a high-court judgeship, then your application will be considered.

But if you have no legal knowledge, then how you can expect to become the high-court judge? But two things must be there: first thing is you must have the necessary qualification; at the same time it must be sanctioned by Krsna. [break] You are not independent; you are dependent on Krsna. So-called independence is a false notion. Nobody is independent. "I am God," this is false notion.

(November 1, 1973, Delhi)

 

See also:

The poet Allen Ginsberg praised Srila Prabhupada thus:
Krsna comes, feeling pain for us
The Lord's form
Why Krsna is called Paramesvara
All-knowing, all-powerful Krsna
Devotees who go away
Temporary relief work: a misleading deviation from our real duty
Srila Prabhupada came to give culture, including dress style
Akrura sees Krsna and Balarama
Read Brahma Samhita very carefully
Vedic religion means varnasrama-dharma
We cannot live under a tree as did Srila Rupa Gosvami
Following in the footsteps of Srila Rupa Gosvami
If sincere, a "bad" devotee is not bad
Purely chanting
 

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