“There’s a stage called anartha-nivrtti in devotional life. During this stage, it is seen that we sometimes perform service in a ‘thick’ or enthusiastic way, and at other times we perform service in a ‘thin’ or unenthusiastic way. In this way, our devotional service fluctuates between being thick and thin.”

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
17th September 1979
Los Angeles, USA