Room Conversation-The Spirit of Preaching is to Make Perfect Disciples-May 2, 1976, Fiji
902) Whether I know who a mahatma is! Taught by SrilaPrabhupada!
—————–Faith also there are different stages, improvement. Devotional service means different grades of faith. Today I am in one stage of faith, next day another stage, next day another stage, next day another stage. And when you come to the stage that väsudevahsarvamiti [Bg. 7.19], oh, that is final. Samahätmä sudurlabhah. That takes time. And quickly also, if one is fortunate. If one is intelligent—”The sästra says, ‘Väsudeva is everything,’ so why not take Väsudeva everything?”—then he gains the result immediately. And if he thinks, “All right, let me see for some time,” so he may waste his time, but the point is the same. Point is the same, but he has not developed his faith to such extent. You have to wait. And intelligent person, he says, “Why shall I wait? Let me take finally väsudevah sarvamiti [Bg. 7.19]. That business is finished.” Samahätmä. Therefore it is said, samahätmä sudurlabhah. That kind of staunch faith is not very easy. It is for the great personality. Immediately accepts. —–———————