Their stereotyped methods will never help spread Kṛṣṇa consciousness-SP

October 26, 2019 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

An ācārya who comes for the service of the Lord cannot be expected to conform to a stereotype, for he must find the ways and means by which Kṛṣṇa consciousness may be spread. Sometimes jealous persons criticize the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement because it engages equally both boys and girls in distributing love of Godhead. Not knowing that boys and girls in countries like Europe and America mix very freely, these fools and rascals criticize the boys and girls in Kṛṣṇa consciousness for intermingling. But these rascals should consider that one cannot suddenly change a community’s social customs. However, since both the boys and girls are being trained to become preachers, those girls are not ordinary girls but are as good as their brothers who are preaching Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Therefore, to engage both boys and girls in fully transcendental activities is a policy intended to spread the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. These jealous fools who criticize the intermingling of boys and girls will simply have to be satisfied with their own foolishness because they cannot think of how to spread Kṛṣṇa consciousness by adopting ways and means that are favorable for this purpose. Their stereotyped methods will never help spread Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Therefore, what we are doing is perfect by the grace of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, for it is He who proposed to invent a way to capture those who strayed from Kṛṣṇa consciousness.”
(Caitanya-caritāmṛta Ādi 7.31-32, Purport)

Note–the ways to spread the words of Krsna are unlimited -like Him. Some will work , some will not work and as with everything, we have to judge by the results. If by what we are doing, more people are becomming interested in Krsna Consciousness, then that is a good thing. To the scholar all the way down to the bum at 26 2nd Ave NY first temple where he offered Srila Prabhupada a roll of toilet paper and Prabhupada accepted it-preaching can be done. So as devotees we have to think “out of the box” many times in order to introduce this esoteric process to all others. And this success will be crowned with our chanting that has no offenses to it.
“When one is actually an experienced preacher, then he is able to chant Hare Krishna without any offense.” Lect, sept. 16, 1976, Vrindavan
Hare Krsna
damaghosa das