We have many members, some of the so called acaryas or teachers, instructors, they have all come to our movement, because when they reach a certain point, they realize that uh, in this type of process, it’s so gradual that just takes one barely above the bodily concept of life. When one comes above the bodily concept of life, they don’t have much more to offer. Then they come to Krishna consciousness to know what to do when one’s on the spiritual platform. So many have come. When they get to that point of realizing that “I am above the body.” when one gets tired of playing with the body, even expending some yogic powers, when they actually realize that “I am not the body and the supreme truth is above the material world.” then immediately they wanna get up to… closer to the supreme truth, then the process that they are employing is so slow, that they are not satisfied. It’s not satisfying to self, it might be satisfying to the mind or body, one can manipulate certainly the material world, you see, but after one starts to advance spiritually you wanna go beyond manipulating matter.
H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
26th Dec, 1982 SB class @ Atlanta,