Gita : Ch-12. Slo-5. Discussion-2.
Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :
Chapter-12. ( Bhakti-yogam)
Slokam - 5. (For those whose minds are attached to the unmanifested, impersonal feature of the Supreme, advancement is very troublesome. To make progrese in that discipline is always difficult for those who are embodied.)
In the case of propitiating Sri Lakshmi, if there is any deficiency in the worship of her or defect in the aspirant such as rigid control of the senses, then she may not be pleased and will not bestow her grace.
But regarding the Supreme Lord if anyone approaches Him directly through the spiritual master from one of the four authorised sampradaya's or lines of disciplic succession then He being pleased provides His devotees with all conveniences and assistance required by His own initiative for facilitating their advancement to Him.
In all other cases and situations the difficulties are unrelenting and increase.
This is evidenced here by the words kleso'dhikaratas tesam meaning for them tribulations are much more.
The Sama Veda states in the Madhuchucanda section: That those who have bhakti or exclusive loving devotion for Lord Krishna have control of the mind, restraint of the senses, purity of behaviour, equanimity towards all living entities, compassion and humility.
To them alone is Sri Laksmi elevated position as the eternal sakti of Lord Krishna realised and not by others.
Being thus realised Sri Lakshmi will grace these devotees of Lord Krishna and the devotees of any of His avatars or incarnations and expansions by meticulously removing all obstacles on their path of bhakti for Lord Krishna.
Subsequently their performance of bhakti quickly attains fruit and without any hindrances they quickly attain communion with Him and by His grace attain eternal association with Him in the immortal spiritual worlds.
To be continued