Normal and Abnormal Conditions in Service (11/12/14)
Dear ____ Dāsī,
“Devotional service is a continual process from ones previous life.”
“No one can take to devotional service unless he has had some previous connection with it”
The first statement is the norm. But the second statement below concerns the abnormal or accidental engagement in devotional service. The accidental service later becomes continuous service life after life until perfection is realised.
“But even if there is no continuity, if only by chance a person takes interest in pure devotees instruction, he can be accepted and can advance in devotional service”
This “only by chance” means the “chance” is usually due to the intervention the Supreme Lord directly or via the agency of the mercy of his bona fide representative.