Transcribed by Kristin
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 09 May 2014, Bhaktivedanta Manor, England, Srimad-Bhagavatam 8.23.3-6)
Devotional service never goes in vain even though a person may not have piety and even though a person may be covered by ignorance. When devotional service, somehow or other, penetrates in his life then apparently it may seem to have no affect. Apparently, it does not seem to make a major change and it looks like, “Well, the person at least got some little benefit on the eternal bank balance.” But that is not the case.
Actually, a seed has entered and once that seed has entered and a little spark of faith has developed, then that will work and that will grow! In due course of time, it will fructify when there again is some association.
It is said, “Once devotional service is been performed then again devotional service will be performed.” It is because a little spark of faith has ignited within the heart. Some taste has developed.