Devotee: If you become a... if you become a servant of Kṛṣṇa, will He provide a way for you to meet your physical needs?

Prabhupāda: Well, you are, if you become Kṛṣṇa... servant of Kṛṣṇa... it is not to become; you are already. Just like a person, a citizen of United States, he's under... already under the obligation of the state. If he thinks that, "I am not under obligation," that is his madness. Similarly, you are already servant of Kṛṣṇa, but you are declaring yourself that "No, I am not servant of God; I am servant of dog." So that is your madness. The sooner you give up your madness, it is better. And there is no question... if you becoming a servant of dog, your everything is supplied by somebody, but do you think that becoming servant of God, nothing will be supplied to you? If God is so poor that if He can supply the necessities of a servant of dog, and He'll not supply the necessities of the servant of God? Why do you think like that?

You see, in our Society, we are all servant of God. Do you think we have got any want? We have got everything full. So don't think like that. God is not so poor. Everything belongs to God. So if you are sincere, oh, God will supply you everything. Yoga-kṣemaṁ vahāmy aham (BG 9.22). Lord Kṛṣṇa says, "One is engaged in My service, yoga-kṣema, for his necessities." Yoga-kṣema means "Whatever he has got, for protecting those things, and whatever he has not got, to supply those things, I am responsible."

So it is the question of belief and practical engagement. The more you become faithful, the more you become convinced, "Yes, God is my master. Yes, Kṛṣṇa is my master. He's supplying everything." But he cannot be your servant. Mind that. If you make God your order-supplier—"My dear God, I am in need of something for my sense enjoyment. Please supply"—that (He) will not agree. Therefore those who go to God for sense enjoyment and become frustrated, they say, "There is no God." This atheism and declaration that there is no God, it is a question of sense gratification.

So God is not meant for satisfying your senses. You are meant for satisfying God's senses. This is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. And because the atheist class, they do not want to serve the senses of God, therefore they make imperson. As soon as we make God impersonal, there is no sense that "I have now to supply." And here you see the picture: God is eating. God is eating. He has become so dependent on His devotee that if the devotee will give Him something to eat, then He will eat.

So that is the position. There is a position like that. By love, God will be... instead of yourself becoming dependent on God, God will become dependent on you. There is such a stage. God will ask you, "My dear father, will you give Me something to eat?" There is state like that. It is stage, a platform of love. By love everything is possible.

(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, San Francisco, March 13, 1967)
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