Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Spiritual Life Is Scientific
So if you want to know God, then you have to follow the prescribed rules and regulations of bhagavad-bhakti-yoga. It is very simple. It is made very easy, especially in this age: simply by chanting Hare Krsna mantra. It’s so made easy, but we are so unfortunate that we do not take advantage of this. Etadrsi tava krpa bhagavan mamapi durdaivam idrsam ihajani nanuragah. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu laments, “My dear Lord, You are so compassionate and merciful upon us that in this age You have descended in Your, as Your name, and one can chant this name without any regulation, without any regulation.” Niyamitah smarane na kalah. Any time, any circumstances, one can chant this Hare Krsna mantra. Krsna has become so liberal. But Caitanya Mahaprabhu says, etadrsi tava krpa bhagavan mamapi: “My dear Lord, although You are so much merciful upon me, still, I am so unfortunate.” Etadrsi tava krpa bhagavan mamapi durdaivam idrsam, “I am so unfortunate,” durdaivam idrsam ihajani na, “I could not be attached to chanting of mantra. Oh, I am so unfortunate.” You see? The things have been made so easy, actually, but unfortunate class of men, they cannot take to it.