one gets the special mercy of guru and Krishna: guru-krsna-prasade paya bhakti-lata-bija, by that mercy, then it’s possible to actually return back to home, back to Godhead, to ultimately get the mercy of Krishna. One simply waters the devotional creeper, and the devotional creeper grows and grows and grows until finally, it breaks through the material world, goes into the brahmajyoti, breaks through the brahmajyoti and goes to the Vaikuntha lokas, goes beyond the Vaikuntha lokas, to the spiritual abode of Krishna.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
22nd Dec, 1982 SB class @ New Orleans, USA.