“Hiranyakashipu had four wonderful, well-qualified sons, of whom the one named Prahlada was the best. Indeed, Prahlada was a reservoir of all transcendental qualities because he was an unalloyed devotee of the Personality of Godhead.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 7.4.30)
तस्य दैत्य-पतेः पुत्राश्
प्रह्रादो ’भून् महांस् तेषां
tasya daitya-pateḥ putrāś
prahrādo ’bhūn mahāṁs teṣāṁ
One challenge often presented to those who openly speak of the virtues of devotional service, bhakti-yoga, and the urgent need to make the human birth saphala, successful, through an overall cultural shift, a change in consciousness from material to spiritual, is that not everyone will be receptive to the message.
“You spend all of this time preaching and yet how many followers do you attract? Maybe one in a thousand? Probably not that successful even. I don’t see the benefit to…
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