I am sure that there are many devotees in the Krishna conscious movement who used to smoke cigarettes many packs a day, but you know, but they don’t think about smoking a cigarette, you know in one year they don’t think one time about it. May be when they first came they may be thinking about it off and on. It’s just a question that gradually different thoughts go away as you purify the consciousness and practice thinking about Krishna.

HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja

8th January 1984 | New Orleans