When we raise our unmixed faith to the lotus feet of Krishna, everything is revealed.
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.15.58, Purport
Our senses act like a mother, and the visible objects act like a father. When the mother and father combine – that is, when the senses and their sense objects combine – children, in the form of material knowledge, are produced. These children are all mundane. This is empiricism. With the help of this incomplete knowledge, one cannot possibly search after the complete whole, the prime cause, the cause of all causes.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
Uncommon Conversations, Conversation 7
My dear Uddhava, I am personally the ultimate shelter and way of life for saintly liberated persons, and thus if one does not engage in My loving devotional service, which is made possible by associating with My devotees, then for all practical purposes, one possesses no effective means for escaping from material existence.
Lord Sri Krishna
Who can describe the greatness of the mature perfection of love of God, which makes the Supreme Lord act as if an ordinary good friend?
Srila Narada Muni
Sri Brihad-bhagavatamrita 3.5.75
The liberated jiva transcends the confines of his gross and subtle material bodies and acquires a spiritual form luminescent with transcendental luster. This is his intrinsic, supramundane identity. He is a perfect being and resides in the spiritual world relishing sublime activities and divine bliss at every moment.
Chandogya Upanishad 8.12.3
My Lord, even when all difference is gone, I am still Yours, though You are not mine. A wave belongs to the ocean, but surely the ocean does not belong to the wave.
Those fortunate pure souls dwelling in the secluded forests of the Himalayas may have their hearts overflowing with unparalleled joy from complete absorption in the Supersoul; but as far as I am concerned, I only desire to see within my heart the frolics of a cowherd boy whose complexion is more brilliant than a flash of blue sapphire, who embodies the love of the gopis, and who sports in Vrindavana with nary a care.
Srila Ishvara Puri
Quoted in Rupa Goswami’s Padyavali (35)
The Supreme Lord has no favorite and no dearmost friend, nor does He consider anyone undesirable, despicable, or fit to be neglected. All the same, He lovingly reciprocates with His devotees in whatever manner they worship Him, just as the trees of heaven fulfill the desires of whoever approaches them.