When a devotee is impatient, he may give up sadhana. What does that mean? It means that he has lost his faith in hearing. It is hearing from Vaisnavas that has awakened his faith in the narrations of the Lord. Then, having awakened that faith, one goes on hearing even though he is suffering. That is the symptom of his patience. He goes on hearing the glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
September 11, 2012. Moscow