“We may be practicing our devotional service and we are making some progress. But we are still dependent on the mercy of the Vaishnavas, mercy of the spiritual master. That mercy, that association, that mercy from outside, that is what gives the real form to our devotional service. Other than that, we are on a certain stage, but finally, by the mercy of Guru and Krsna we will reach the perfectional stage.”

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja
27th August, 1979