Question: ‘In this time of Kali Yuga, is it possible, that a lay man could…uh…see the Paramatma with his naked eye? And if he can what he has to do? Or what?’

Prabhupada: ‘The Paramatma cannot be seen with your naked eye. You cannot see anything with your naked eye. You are very much proud of your eyes, but you do not see things as they are. Just like you are seeing daily this sun. You see, it is just like a disk, but it is not a disk: it is 400,000 times bigger than this planet. So, you cannot see God, Paramatma, by this eyes. This material eyes. That is said:

santah sadaiva hrdayesu vilokayanti
yam syamasundaram acintya-guna-svarupam
govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami

You can see God, or Krishna, when you have developed love for Him. Otherwise, you cannot see Him. So this is the formula: you have to develop. That is explained in ‘Bhagavad-gita’ chapter seven. I was speaking yesterday:

mayy asakta-manah partha
yogam yunjan mad-asrayah
asamsayam samagram mam
yatha jnasyasi tac chrnu

This is practice how to see God. Uh…but…in this Kali Yuga, as we have mentioned, Kali Yuga, it is very simple thing. Uh…what is that? The simple thing is kaler dosa-nidhe rajann/ asti hy eko mahan gunah. In sastra it’s said this Kali Yuga is an ocean of faults. But, there is a very nice thing. Eka mahan guna. A very great quality. What is that? Kirtanad eva krsnasya/ mukta-sangah param vrajet. If you simply chant Hare Krishna mantra then you will become perfect. Is it very difficult? But we are so unfortunate, we are not prepared to chant. So, we have to make little determination that I will chant henceforward Hare Krishna mantra. The you will be free of doubt.’