(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 20 June 2014, Stockholm, Sweden, Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 22.75)
Sadhana-bhakti is like the Ganga. When we take bath in the Ganga, in Mayapur then on the side of the river, the water is not moving very much – it is slow. If you want to move in the water then you have to swim on your own strength but you go a little further into the river, you do not have to swim on your own strength, the current will just grab you and take you along.
So it is like this. Only in the beginning of bhakti is it depending on our endeavor until we get swept up in the current of attraction to Krsna. That attraction is very natural because Krsna has so many genuinely amazing qualities.