(Click to enlarge photo of Srila Prabhupada and child)
"'Pure devotional service is rarely achieved.' That is the criterion. Pure devotional service has got so many advantages, but it is very difficult. It is very difficult. Na janma-koṭi-sukṛtibhiḥ na labhyate (CC Madhya 8.70). Pure devotional service, even after endeavoring for millions and millions of births, it is very difficult to achieve. Pure devotional service can be achieved only through the mercy of a pure devotee. Otherwise, it is not possible."
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Vrindavan, November 3, 1972)