Krishna is merciful to every living entity but we have to attract his attention, that is what it means- surrendering, praying. The best prayer in the whole Vedic literature is chanting the holy name, Hare Krishna hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare. We are praying to Radharani, Hare, My dear mother, Hara please engage me in Krishna’s transcendental loving devotional service and when we pray Krishna is right there. When we put neutral when we go away then Krishna is not there. We have to attract his minimum attention, not much just a little because He is ready, He is always ready. He desires that all the living entities come back to him, he desires  so he is ever ready but we are not. So, we have to express our desire to enjoy with him, that’s all. It doesn’t take much just express your desire to him, express your desire to enjoy to Krishna, Gurudev, that’s all it takes.

Shaastra, sadhu kripaaye yadi Krsna unmukh hoye

Sei jeew nistare maya tahaar chhudaaye

Just unmukh, just turn your face towards Krishna, that’s all we have to do, very easy. All that a lost child has to do is to come to father and mother and express his desire not even he expresses his desire, immediately accepted, it is that easy but we have to take the first step, we have to. Taking that first step means devotion, means praying, means letting him know that I want to come to you. You don’t have to walk towards him, you just have to turn the face ,that’s all and He will come and grab you, get you, He is that merciful. You don’t have to walk towards him. Chaitanya Charitamrita says,

Shaastra, sadhu kripaaye yadi Krsna unmukh hoye

Sei jeew nistare maya tahaar chhudaaye

Not that he walk towards Krishna, he just turns his face towards Krishna, by whose mercy? Guru, Saadhu and Shaastra’s mercy and all these 3 are unconditionally merciful and due to this Krishna’s mercy, due to this compassion Krishna has devised so many millions of devices in this material world by coming in contact to that you can go back to him, you can turn your face. Most prominent are Shaastra, Sadhu and Guru but many other devices are there, the deity form he takes  is a merciful incarnation of Krishna. He advents as Holy name,  Golokere prema dhana harinaam sankirtan  rati na janmilo kene tay, that harinaam descended from spiritual world just to deliver us. The deity incarnation of Krishna prayed by Guru Parampara, Acaraya My dear Lord please come and become a deity here, dwell in the deity so that living entity can render service and get  attracted towards you. So many devices, his holy name, his holy dhama, Mayapur if you go there immediately you will be delivered. So many festivals, Jagannath  rath yaatra is coming so that people can contact, Jagannath will glance over all these people and that’s all it takes, contact. So many devices Krishna has left behind – Srimad Bhagavatam, His pastimes he left behind which can deliver us and make us face towards Krishna. This is his compassion, He devised in this material which is an ocean of nescience, He has oasis within that pastimes, bhagavatam, all devotees of the Lord, Guru and Sadhu, all these are oasis within this material ocean which Krishna has devised for us but we don’t want to contact them. We always want to turn our face, I’m I’m, Ishwaroham-aham bhogi, I’m the doer, kartaham iti manyate, no, you’re not. Just turn your face towards Krishna so this is the secret, somehow or other you take shelter of Guru, Krsna, Guru, Sadhu and Shastra who can help us turn our face towards Krishna and it starts with 16 rounds a day, that is the most easiest way, topmost prayer, simple and sublime prayer, simple and sublime. 16 rounds a day and that will make your life.