Avoid all material obstacles

The people with the power, they have they have, you know the sepulcher, they have power in their hands but it’s a big headache. Even if you are an absolute King, you don’t even have to go, still it’s a headache, to satisfy the minister, satisfy the citizens, satisfy everyone, it’s practically an impossible task. So, materially, increasing one’s power, influence, it only creates along with it, a lot of problems for that individual, a lot of responsibilities. Therefore, to just avoid all these type of obstacles a devotee, even he gets this mystic potencies, he understands them to be instrumental manifestations of the transcendence. One automatically advances to the next step, and gradually the state of full realization become possible for him.

H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

26th Dec, 1982 SB class @ Atlanta,