Now for preaching we may also have to accept even silk cloth sometimes, or we may have to accept different types of situation. Sometimes in India you find the sadhus they say you can’t ride a car, we have to walk everywhere. We wish that more would take up this type of mode of transportation because then as we are travelling by cars and jets, we could have a little advantage over them to preach more rapidly than those Mayavadis. But also to show that even though nowadays due to the instructions of Rupa and Sanatana Goswami that we should use everything which can be utilized in Krishna’s service for His pleasure. So therefore we can travel all over the world using whatever transportation means are available and we can utilize all modern inventions and so on. At the same time it’s not that we are not capable of also accepting austerities for the sake of preaching Krishna consciousness.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1984, 13th Sep, SB class @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, London, UK