Srimad Bhagavatam 11.29.30-33 - True Love has no Expiry Date (download mp3)
by Shivram Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
naitat tvayā dāmbhikāya
nāstikāya śaṭhāya ca
You should not share this instruction with anyone who is hypocritical, atheistic or dishonest, or with anyone who will not listen faithfully, who is not a devotee, or who is simply not humble.
etair doṣair vihīnāya
brahmaṇyāya priyāya ca
sādhave śucaye brūyād
bhaktiḥ syāc chūdra-yoṣitām
This knowledge should be taught to one who is free from these bad qualities, who is dedicated to the welfare of the brāhmaṇas, and who is kindly disposed, saintly and pure. And if common workers and women are found to have devotion for the Supreme Lord, they are also to be accepted as qualified hearers.
naitad vijñāya jijñāsor
pītvā pīyūṣam amṛtaṁ
When an inquisitive person comes to understand this knowledge, he has nothing further to know. After all, one who has drunk the most palatable nectar cannot remain thirsty.
jñāne karmaṇi yoge ca
yāvān artho nṛṇāṁ tāta
tāvāṁs te ’haṁ catur-vidhaḥ
Through analytic knowledge, ritualistic work, mystic yoga, mundane business and political rule, people seek to advance in religiosity, economic development, sense gratification and liberation. But because you are My devotee, whatever men can accomplish in these multifarious ways you will very easily find within Me.
Lord Kṛṣṇa is the basis of all that exists, and one who takes exclusive shelter of the Lord never suffers any loss whatsoever for his intelligent decision to surrender to Kṛṣṇa.