Giriraj Swami read and spoke from the “Concluding Words” to Sri Caitanya-caritamrta at the Sri Sri Radha- Vrindavanchandra temple.
“To get the strength to spread Krishna consciousness we should follow the regulative principles, as stated again and again by Srila Prabhupada. To have the spiritual strength to preach you must rise early, attend the morning program, follow the regulative principles, chant your rounds, and read the books. So that also counts. Once, a disciple asked, ‘Srila Prabhupada, how can I please you?’ And Srila Prabhupada replied, ‘Just your desire to please me, pleases me.’ And that is a very deep statement — having that sincere desire.
iha yasya harer dasye
karmana manasa gira
nikhilasv apy avasthasu
jivan-muktah sa ucyate
‘A person acting in the service of Krsna with his body, mind, intelligence, and words is a liberated person even within the material world, although he may be engaged in many so-called material activities.’ (Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu 1.2.187)
“Our acaryas explain that even if one does not act but simply has the desire, he is also liberated. So it is the desire, even if you are unable to execute it fully. Of course, Krishna will help to fulfill your desire. But you are liberated just by your desire. And generally if you have the desire, it will be manifested in the activities of your body, mind, and words. But under certain circumstances, such as at the time of death, we may not have the capacity to do so many things, but just that desire can take us to Krishna.”
Cc “Concluding Words”, NVCC, Pune