GOLD FOR KRISHNA
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
You have asked, “Could we use alchemy to make gold for Krishna’s altar?” I cannot follow what you mean by using alchemy for Krishna’s altar, but if you can make Krishna’s sitting place made of gold, either by alchemy or by purchasing gold, it will be a grand success. But I do not advise you to take advantage of alchemy for making gold. It is not certain. We should not waste our time on that which is not very sure. If you can manufacture gold, then we can very soon spread our Krishna Consciousness. But I think that Krishna will not give us that opportunity because as soon as we get a large quantity of gold then we will forget Krishna. That nature is incumbent in our character.
– An expert from Sri Krishna-kathamrta Bindu, a free bi-monthly magazine service provided by Gopal Jiu Publications.