Prabhupada used the word that a human society is going away from the path of salvation or the path of transcendental bliss. Rather this path of salvation and transcendental bliss has retreated far away from human society. The way to go back to godhead gradually goes further away from us when we take on all these sinful habits. Prabhupada says here, the rich people of the world spend 50% of their income and spreading God consciousness then the whole mass of the people being engaged in God consciousness, then the world could become very peaceful. Actually, people if they spend their income, as it mentions here, 50% for propagating God consciousness, it would be such a wonderful effect. Prabhupada used to say that there is one Mayavadic Guru, he’d never touch money. He gave lecture that when I , when money comes towards me, my hand goes away. Like a , you put money, the hand goes away. So someone gives money, the hand goes away. Of course, secretary will take money. Didn’t go away from the secretary’s hand. But, he’d would. “I can’t touch money”. Just signs checks. Or his secretary signs checks. Pretty weird sadhu. People in India are attracted by these gimmicks.
So they give lot of money to someone who doesn’t touch money.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986, 27th April, SB class @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia