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didnt understand that clearly. Does cubic form faster than other forms?
And why is cubic form themost stable?
I don't know if cubic forms faster than other forms or if it is more stable. It would depend on that which is being crystallized.

Read more here. Notice that Ostwald's rule states that the least stable form usually crystallizes first. That tendency is obviously under kinetic control moreso than thermodynamic.