Not even in the orbit

There are some meteors, some comets which only come around the , near the earth or near the sun, after so many thousands of years, and they go out again ; but still they are within the orbit. Now these ordinary souls who have never rendered any devotional service to Krishna, they are not even in the orbit. Even if they do one service, up! Now they’re in the orbit. So sometimes in their lives, they will again be brought back to Krishna. And then each time they get the opportunity to do little more service, they’re brought closer and closer and closer, until finally they get the opportunity to fully surrender, you see. If you can give them that much of an intense opportunity to serve, then even in this life…

H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1982, Dec, 15 SB @ Honolulu, Hawaii.