once one makes that decision one should stick to krishna conscious very carefully. If one achieves any kind of obstacle then one should take that as an opportunity to rise above it. Just like when there is some mountain or some goal that has to be crossed, that forces a person to become more strong, to train up to become more adept without any obstacles, then sometimes a devotee just doesn’t increase. If a devotee is ever-increasing then it doesn’t even recognize when obstacles come… doesn’t even see them as obstacles because already that devotee is building up more and more every day that the obstacles are passed automatically.
H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
28th Dec, 1982 SB class @ New Orleans.