God controls the material as well as the spiritual, which means that everything directly or indirectly happens through the sanction of the Lord. If we can just accept that our circumstances are meant to benefit us, we will be able to connect with the loving aspect of the Lord and learn to grow from a seemingly negative situation.
You have to be a complete fool to not accept the existence of God.
Lecture on "Memories of my youth" – 27th OCT'06 – DXB
The essence of God being God is His sweetness – madhurya bhagavata sara.
Lecture on "Understanding Krishna through Bhagavad Gita" – Salem – 8th Nov'06
Those who believe God to be impersonal simply identify Him with some power or attribute in nature, though in fact He is above nature, her laws and rules. His holy wish is law and it would be sacrilege to confine His unlimited excellence by identifying Him with such attributes as omnipotence, omnipresence and omniscience. His excellence consists in having in Him mutually contradicting powers and attributes ruled by His Supernatural Self.
Our connection with God can be made through our faith, dedication and our willingness to surrender.
We can remember God for millions of births and still remain in the material world, unless God is pleased with our remembrance.