Question: At the beginning of the purport of SB 1.6.21, Srila Prabhupada talks about not being able to approach Krishna if there is any tinge of material affection. I guess the question would be, what does he mean by approach?
Answer by Hridayananda Maharaja:
Prabhupada is using ‘approach’ here in a special sense, of actually coming directly into the association of Krishna with full consciousness.
The general rule is ‘ye yatha mam prapadyante…’ As I often explain, the verb prapad[yante] literally means ‘approach.’ In English, approach can mean ‘to come near’ or ‘to come nearer’. Generally, we use the 2nd sense, but Prabhupada in this special case uses the 1st sense.
With best wishes,
Hridayananda das Goswami