Sometimes people think that, “Oh! He is such a wealthy man. He is doing so much black market. He is doing so many illegal activity. Then he goes to the temple and he gives something. So how, by… how he will be forgiven for that?”
But they are not understanding that by going to temple if that person gives something so even though… all right he may have something black, but yes he does get purified because he is doing with… even if there might be some black stigma on that money, although it’s technicality nowadays what’s black what’s white, it’s all a relative affair you see, but even take it that it might be black. He is doing something for uplifting people. So yes naturally it will counteract that.
In fact if the upliftment is more than the contamination, say the black money is he smuggled in something from the government , he didn’t pay the proper tax. But whether or not how much he actually hurt anyone by that. He may have broken a law of man but did he break any law of God. This is one factor.
Then if he gives something to God and then he by this, he is benefitting other people. Yes the result will be far greater in that sense. That will be weighed out that, by what the person is doing, how much benefit is given and by what he did bad how much harm was done and accordingly, it will be adjusted.
So when one is engaging in preaching of Krishna consciousness, in that sacrifice because the good is eternal whatever is being done for a person who hears Hare Krishna, who is taking prasada, that benefit doesn’t go. That remains as a permanent asset.HH Jayapataka Swami Lecture: Srimad Bhagavatam 2.1.37 December 13th, 1982