“All these, grinding and beating, and burning, these are all like violent activities. I mean they’re very violent activities ; yet when applied to sandalwood, sugar cane, and gold, they actually produce something wonderful. So material life, we are always looking for something very free from all type of disturbances. But actually in Krishna consciousness obstacles can produce a refinement of our devotional service, if we actually learn to depend on Krishna.”

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja
2nd October 1980
New Orleans, Louisiana