Ravana told Sita devi, “Just step out here. It’s alright.” She was safe as long as she was within that area. You know the story how she put the… Laksman put the line that no one could go in. Ravana tried to go in but he got burnt. So, then he tried to trick Sita that “I will fast… I will go away hungry if you don’t come out and give.”, so, he was dressed like a very saintly person, like a sadhu, like a saint but then as soon as she came out, he threw off his robes and there he was, Ravana the demon, and then he grabbed her and kidnapped her. This was the situation that actually within devotional service, as long as we just keep that unbroken… one have like… unbroken flow of devotional service, there is no danger, but the difficulty is… is that, because our flow may not be so unbroken, it may not be you know, so complete and full in the beginning stages, that little bits of contaminations can creep in, so we’re warned, you see, what those contaminations are so that we can be on the look out.
H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
26th Dec, 1982 SB class @ Atlanta,