I was standing outside a post office in South India, when someone came up and started quoting a verse from the Bhagavad-gītā, and asking a question. But, what’s also amazing is in spite of so much knowledge, that often they don’t apply it at all. You know the same person might while walking away light up a cigarette and walk away. It’s very…it’s like mind-boggling, how people can have knowledge to some degree and then don’t apply it. So, transcendental knowledge is not just like a book knowledge.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1989, 13th October, SB class, @ New Talavan, USA