The departed acaryas and great vaisnavas are not frozen in time; their mercy is still attainable. It is as attainable as are all spiritual existences, which are by nature eternal, full of knowledge and bliss.
Krishna Consciousness is meant to soften the steel framed heart. The hard layers of pride, enmity, jealousy, cynicism, and criticism cover the heart; thus the soul cannot manifest its natural and gentle qualities.
Living in this material world from time immemorial imparts formidable conditionings. With assistance from maya, we have successfully built a wall around ourselves, excluding others and even God from our internal lives.
The most essential of the last instructions of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta are love, trust and cooperation. These must be honored above and beyond all others. Adhering to them, everything will be fulfilled.
The life of the great devotes is enriched with the sweetness of loving devotion, humility, and compassion, which attracts our hearts toward Krishna and away from the attachment to material illusion. Krishna cannot resist the heart rending prayers of His devotees.