Q. Why do devotees in ISKCON not have mystic powers like yogis and gurus in India?
A. Devotees don’t want mystic powers. We are followers of the Gita and Lord Krishna never says that we should try for mystic powers. You get what you work for and working for mystic powers is a waste of time. The goal of life is love of God, so that we can return to Him. Mystic powers won’t help us; rather, they will distract us from our real business: awakening our love of God.