sometimes there is difficulty and sometimes there is uh, some, better situations but the devotee is supposed to do this, austerity in order to develop humility, determination, being detached whether a person gives or doesn’t give, one is, not going to stop trying to preach Krishna consciousness or to try to collect from the next person. One gives the opportunity, one tries to be more and more expert in presenting, in a positive way the proposition of serving Krishna and depending on that person’s good fortune, and the devotees desire and the mercy of the Lord, that person will be able to engage in service or not. So everyone who by the mercy of the devotee somehow or another is able to engage in devotional service, that is to their permanent benefit.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1982 Dec, 17 SB @ New Orleans, USA.