The festivities of Ramanavami were over. While a group of persons was sitting around, ShriMaharaj said, You had to exert a great deal in the festivities. But the exertions in worldly affairs are far too much greater in proportion to those. I really admire your perseverance. The worldly affairs knock you time and again, but your perseverance is really astonishing. You sincerely stick fast to worldly affairs. Even if one - tenth of this perseverance is applied towards attaining God, God will be easily attained. But no one takes paramartha seriously.'