1. How will the world truly be benefited? Is Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s heartiest desire to benefit the entire world beyond understanding?
We are completely indifferent to the advancement and deterioration of our material situation, but we are naturally busy for the advancement of the living entity’s spiritual life. We are even ready to throw the happiness of our life in the water to benefit our brothers. The primary engagement of Vaisnavas is to deliver their fallen brothers from the well of material existence. The more the Vaisnava’s family expands, the more the atheist’s family diminishes. This is the natural law of the universe. Let the love and devotion of all living entities flow toward the unlimited Supreme Lord. Let Vaisnava principles, which are the source of happiness, gradually spread from one end of the universe to the other. Let the hearts of those who are averse to the Lord melt with love of God. By the Lord’s mercy, the association of devotees, and the influence of devotional service, let third-class people become first-class and take shelter of pure ecstatic love. Let the exalted madhyama-adhikaris renounce their doubts and their cultivation of knowledge and establish themselves in the science of love. Let the whole universe echo with the sound of the congregational chanting of the holy names of Hari.
(Sri Krsna-samhita, Introduction)