Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura is the spiritual master of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Here we present an excerpt from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta's writings:
"The knowledge of the Absolute can be had all at once; there is no factor of time or space. If we are at all intent on knowing Him, we must have some sort of objective reference for His subjective activity. Now we are busy with worldly affairs: we think we are men and women. Instead of doing so, we should be serving Him, and when He participates with our pure selves, we will be set free from all the tempting influence of the different things of Nature.
"We want that we should go back. Like a shooting star, we have strayed out of the range of His attraction. Like a comet, we are journeying without cessation. Our eternal condition is that we are absolute infinitesimals, and as such, we should dovetail with the Absolute Infinity.
"The function between Him and us is love. He is the lover. If He loves us, we will be taken back. If He has an apathetic tendency towards us, it is because we are averse to Him; and we will be undergoing 8,400,000 births and deaths, again and again. It would be judicious for us that we should go back to the Absolute Infinity, and all our engagement should be with Him, and not with anybody else." From Colloquies With Foreigners (an essay)