If somebody just turns to the Lord when they’re in distress, or just turns to the Lord when they’re in need etc. , that they’re only the partial recipients of the Lord’s mercy. The pure devotees are always taking shelter of the Lord, under all circumstances – in failure, in victory; in danger, in success, in all different situations. So, the pure devotees have the mercy of the Lord all the time, whereas others are only partially getting mercy of the Lord, and partially not.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK