No loss only gain
Bhagavad Gita 2.4
Translation by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja
Endeavours on the path of Bhakti-yoga are neither fruitless nor subject to loss. Even a little progress frees one from great fear in the form of this material world.
A short excerpt from Srila Narayana Maharajas purport
The question may be raised, Can the result of Bhakti be attained by those who have the desire to follow the process, but are unable to perform it properly? Sri Krishna responds to this by saying svalpam, which means that even if the practice of Bhakti has only just begun, the result is never lost and it will deliver one from the danger of this material world. The life histories of Ajamila and others are evidence of this. Srimad- Bhagavatam (6.16.44) also states that just by once hearing Sri Bhagavans name, even a candala is freed from the great fear caused by material existence.
Moreover in Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.29.20) it is stated:
O Uddhava, because I have deliberately determined the transcendental nature of this process, even if nishkama-dharma or pure bhakti in the form of hearing and chanting is improperly performed, there is no possibility of the slightest loss.
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