The authorised devotional service

Sometimes devotees say, I want to go and do some business, if I get any profit I will give it to Krishna. If one is instructed to go out and do business that is another thing. But if one is just doing it because they want to do it, which is very risky. Many people they do services without being properly authorized by senior Vaishnavas. In which case, they are in a very dangerous position. On the other hand, Prabhupada instructed some devotees, ‘Set up BBT. Set up the book business. Print books. Sell books’. So what is the difference? Because it is on the order of Srila Prabhupada, therefore nobody is thinking that BBT book distribution is material.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1990, July 22nd, SB class, @ Hyderabad, India