(Srila Prabhupada boarding the steamship Jaladuta, 9 a.m., August 13, 1965, bound for New York.)
"There is a proverb in Sanskrit literature that enthusiastic persons achieve the Goddess of Fortune. In the Western part of the world there is tangible example of this slogan. People in this part of the world are very much enthusiastic in material advancement and they have got it. Similarly, according to the instructions of Srila Rupa Goswami, if we become enthusiastic in spiritual matters, then we also get success in that way. Take for example, I came to your country in ripe old age, but I had one asset: enthusiasm and faith on my Spiritual Master. I think these assets only are giving me some lights of hope, whatever I have achieved so far with your cooperation."