CC Madhya 22.69
- yāhāra komala śraddhā, se 'kaniṣṭha' jana
- krame krame teṅho bhakta ha-ibe 'uttama'
yāhāra—whose; komala śraddhā—soft faith; se—such a person; kaniṣṭha jana—a neophyte devotee; krame krame—by a gradual progression; teṅho—he; bhakta—devotee; ha-ibe—will become; uttama—first class.
"One whose faith is soft and pliable is called a neophyte, but by gradually following the process he will rise to the platform of a first-class devotee.