Bengali saying, dhula mati bhatte kare mata[?]: "They are catching dust and it is turning into coin." This proverb is there, dhula mati bhatte kare mato. He is thinking that "I am taking some dust, but when it is in hand, it is coin." That is good time. And when it is bad time, if you catch coin and when it is in your hand, it is dust. We should think that time may also come. Yes. Because after all, it is Krsna's desire, turn dust into coin, to turn coin into dust. So we should be always careful. If we remain Krsna conscious, then the coin will never turn into dust. Otherwise it can be turned. So you American, you are now full of coins. Before turning into dust, catch Krsna with the coin: it will never turn into dust; it will remain coin. I am very hopeful of the Americans. Because you are so nice devotees, you can keep your country coinful, no dustful. India is giving up Krsna, and therefore they are turning into dust.
Srila Prabhupada — June 20, 1975, Los Angeles