Someone is showing that I won’t touch money. So in this way they are trying to put forward some kind of impression that they are very renounced. But all these forms of subtle attachments to get name and fame is a great renunciant without practically educating people that money is something which is only bad when we only use it for material purposes. Therefore you can use money for promoting Krishna consciousness which is not bad. If you use it for material things, if you use it for sinful things then it is very bad. So all these things help to educate us that devotional service is a great science.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986, 29th Sep, SB class @ Toronto, Canada