CC Madhya 2.24
sakhi, tora e vyartha vacana
jīvera jīvana cañcala, yena padma-patrera jala,
tata dina jīve kon jana
kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; kṛpā-pārāvāra — an ocean of mercy; kabhu — sometimes; karibena — will make; aṅgīkāra — acceptance; sakhi — My dear friend; tora — your; e — these; vyartha — untruthful; vacana — complimentary words; jīvera — of the living entity; jīvana — life; cañcala — flickering; yena — like; padma-patrera — of the leaf of the lotus flower; jala — the water; tata — so many; dina — days; jīve — lives; kon — what; jana — person.
“I say, ‘My dear friends, you are asking Me to be patient, saying that Kṛṣṇa is an ocean of mercy and that some time in the future He will accept Me. However, I must say that this will not console Me. A living entity’s life is very flickering. It is like water on the leaf of a lotus flower. Who will live long enough to expect Kṛṣṇa’s mercy?