Thereupon Muktãnand Swãmi asked, "Why is a person unable to maintain a steady resolve in worship, remembrance, and religious vows?"
Shriji Mahãrãj explained, "A person's resolve does not remain steady due to the influence of adverse places, times, actions and company. There are, in fact, three levels of this resolve: the highest, the intermediate and the lowest. If places, times, actions and company are extremely adverse, then even the highest resolve is dissolved. What, then, can be said of the intermediate and lowest levels of resolve?"