“The new favorable contacts we make are like an uncut diamond. It is valuable, but its true value only becomes realized when it is cut and polished.
That process is like the cultivation of the new people and building the relationships with them. Finally when the gem is fully cut and polished it becomes so Valuable.
That is when the devotees are more fully developed in their Krishna consciousness and ready to take up temple service or serve in a Nama Hatta Bhakti Vrksa group (cell).”HH Jayapataka Swami
June 22nd 1997, Dairy