“Sometimes devotees think, ‘First, let me read a lot or do a lot of preliminary work, then I will begin my preaching career.’ But after we have a basic understanding of Krsna Consciousness, actually it’s the preaching which makes us more purified quicker. Because it’s not a scholastic exercise that we understand Krsna consciousness; otherwise all these big scholars they’d all be big realized souls.”

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
12th September 1981
Miami, Florida