My respectful obeisances to all Vaishnavas and devotees.
At a lunch meeting with a government minister and his wife in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1971, Srila Prabhupada praised the wife for her knowledge and understanding of Sanskrit verses. Upon hearing this, she humbly answered, "With your mercy, Swamiji."
"Mercy is already there. You simply have to take it ... and become freed from all illusion and lamentation," replied Prabhupada.
This statement of Prabhupada's comes from his divine wisdom, as are all his quotes and preaching. Only, I wonder how we can "simply have to take it."
Dear devotees, can anyone help to expand and explain the statement further?
Source: Prabhupada in Malaysia by Janananda das Adhikary