India where the things are more spiritually connected, that here definitely people if they just allow themselves to be engaged in various types of ah… devotional services, the will find that, this is very interesting, and this ah… very fulfilling and at the same time they will become great pundits, they will become very learned in all aspects of vedic culture and they become very happy, very blissful. One Christian Arch Bishop in South America, he asked me, “That why is that all your followers are always happy?” They donot mind. Same one Cardinal asked Prabhupada, “That why is that all your followers are always happy?” Even the… wife of the President of Ecuador, she said that, “one thing is I noticed that your Hare Krishna devotees, they are always happy.” Because wherever Krishna is there, he is anandamoyi vyasat, He is the origin of all happiness. So even though there was some crisis yesterday, still somehow or other the devotees were happy, by Krishna’s mercy.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1985, November 11th, SB class, Life Member House Mr.Patel @ Bangalore, India