| "If you want to realize the Supreme, the Absolute, then you must agree to certain type of tapasya. Otherwise it is not possible. The preliminary little tapasya—just like ekādaśī; that is also one of the items of the tapasya. Actually, on the ekādaśī days we shall not take any food, even drink water. But in our society we are not doing so much strictly. We say, 'Ekādaśī, you don't take food grains. Take little fruit, milk'. This is tapasya. So we cannot execute this tapasya? So if we are not prepared to undertake even this very, very easily executable tapasya, then how we can expect go back to home, back to Godhead?"