A personal relationship is built up, between the preacher and the person, then that gives an opportunity to use the sledgehammer to be able when time needed to pull one out of the material situation. When it’s at the last leg. So, here Maharaja Pariksit, he is coming into the last seven days. He is not thinking about his insurance policies, he is not thinking about his payments on his car or his color television, he is not considering all the other different kind of things that people would think, “Oh I have seven days; how I am going to meet all the payments?” He realizes, “I have seven days. All right, now I have to prepare for my next life.” You get evicted from one apartment, you have to think, “What’s the next place, Where do I go?” If you are living in an apartment, suddenly you get eviction notice, then you think, “Where am I going to go? I don’t want to be sitting on the street.”
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
31 Oct, 1982 SB class @ Bangkok, Thailand.