Without being self-controlled, without being disciplined and without being fully obedient, no one can become successful in following the instruction of the spiritual master and without doing so, no one is able to go back to Godhead. — Srimad Bhagavatam, 01.05.24.
To travel in another country, you need visa permission, similarly to go back to Godhead you need permission & mercy from his pure devotee.
The slow march of the sankirtan slowly but steadily takes us back home, back to Godhead.
Real success is to go back to Godhead.
Lecture on Real Success Stories Are in Srimad-Bhagavatam (SB 8.4.15; Ljubljana, Slovenia, 26 Dec 1998)
Everyone should be given a chance to take prasada and thus be induced to chant the holy names of Hare Krishna and also dance in ecstasy. By these three processes, although performed without knowledge or education, even even a dog went back to Godhead.
Chaitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila 1.32
One who stays in the