By the mercy of the Lord, people are not so miserly today. If we go and approach them, they are also willing to contribute in the Lord’s service. So in his way so many people are engaged in devotional service. It may be the only opportunity for many people to render devotional service to the Lord as they are too conditioned to come and chant Hare Krishna Hare KRishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. When the temple is there then the materialistic people feel more inclined to come and chant.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1990, July 22nd, SB class, @ Hyderabad, India