TEXT 205
krsna-krpadi-hetu haite sabara udaya
krsna-gunakrsta hana tanhare bhajaya
SYNONYMS
krsna-krpa-adi-hetu—the reason of Krsna's mercy; haite—from; sabara udaya—anyone becomes a devotee; krsna-guna-akrsta hana—being attracted by the transcendental qualities of Krsna; tanhare—Him; bhajaya—worship.
TRANSLATION
"Everyone is eligible to receive Krsna's mercy-including Vyasadeva, the four Kumaras, Sukadeva Gosvami, lowborn creatures, trees, plants and beasts. By Krsna's mercy they are elevated and engaged in His service.
PURPORT
This is also confirmed in Bhagavad-gita wherein the Lord says:
mam hi partha vyapasritya
ye 'pi syuh papa-yonayah
striyo vaisyas tatha sudras
te 'pi yanti param gatim
"O son of Prtha, those who take shelter in Me, though they be of lower birth-women, vaisyas [merchants], as well as sudras [workers]-can approach the supreme destination." (9.32)
Everyone is eligible to become Krsna's devotee. One simply has to be trained according to the approved process. It is the work of Krsna's confidential devotees to turn everyone into a Krsna bhakta. If the confidential devotees do not take up the task of elevating everyone to Krsna consciousness, then who will do it? Those who claim to be devotees but do not engage in Krsna's service to elevate all living creatures to Krsna consciousness are to be considered kanistha-adhikaris (people in the lowest stage of devotional service). When one rises to the second platform of devotional service, his business is to propagate Krsna consciousness all over the world. Those who are active in the Krsna consciousness movement should not remain in the neophyte stage but should rise to the platform of preachers, the second platform of devotional service. Devotional service is so enchanting that even the first-class devotees (uttama-adhikaris) also come down to the second platform to preach and render service to the Lord for the benefit of the whole world.

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