There are some people, they focus looking at a candle, some people they do various type of medi… focusing on the tip of their nose. There is others who focus on the Vedanta and mental speculation, focused on the speculating on so many philosophical points, but the bhakti-yogis they are focusing their affection on the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is… made the… this process can be effectively performed by women, by children, by… also by men: Anyone. Philosophical speculation may not be… may be more the domain of men in general although there are exceptions. There have been great mystic yoginis no doubt, but uh, in the field of bhakti-yoga there are a great… of course, number both men and women uh, realized souls who have achieved perfection by practicing bhakti yoga.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj.
1983, 30th October SB class@ Honolulu, Hawaii.