Punya means what? That’s your… that’s your bank balance, you can get what you want. If you have a good punya and you want to do a bad thing, you can get the power from God to do it, but then you use up your punya. Then after that when it is used up you fall down. So previously in the world people were doing more and more. They were doing many pious activities. All the fore fathers, other they were doing, so some punya are there. So they are able to do something. But now they are doing so many sinful activities. Gradually the punya is going down and the pap is increasing. So this whole civilization can crumble, it can destroy itself.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986, 22nd July, SB class @ Bangalore, India