So we are advancing in science, but at the same time—the so-called science—at the same time we are creating many disadvantages. Many disadvantages.

From practical experience I say that when I came to your country... In India it is very difficult to get a telephone. You have to wait in the waiting list at least for two years, or you have to bribe the authorities, say, five thousand, two thousand, like that. So when I got this facility of telephone...

Because as soon as I deposited forty dollars. The next day the telephone was in my room. So I was very glad. But after getting my telephone, I was disturbed always. (laughter) Some of my student asking, phoning me, (telephone sound) cling, cling, and "Swāmījī, how you are feeling?"

At twelve o'clock at night. (laughter) Yes. So I asked him, "It is the time to inquire?" "I am very sorry." Not only one. I become so much disturbed. Then I asked them, "Get out this telephone." Yes.

So try to understand. The so-called facility of the modern science means creating so many difficulties also. That is the position. Just like formerly, a preacher could not come to your country, say, fifty years or a hundred years ago.

So he was preaching within his limit. But we have got now facilities, so we are preaching everywhere. So from Kṛṣṇa consciousness, we can utilize all facilities in the proper channel. But not materially.

Lecture SB 01.03.10 - Los Angeles

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