Prabhupada 0804 - We Have Learned From Our Guru Maharaja that Preaching is Very Important Thing

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We Have Learned From Our Guru Mahārāja that Preaching is Very Important Thing
- Prabhupāda 0804


Lecture on SB 1.7.19 -- Vrndavana, September 16, 1976

Prabhupāda: So mana tumi kisera vaiṣṇava. He says, "What kind of Vaiṣṇava, rascal, you are?" Nirjanera ghare pratiṣṭhāra tare: "Simply for cheap adoration you are living in a secluded place." Tava hari-nāma kevala kaitava: "Your chanting of so-called Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra is simply cheating." He has said that. One must be ready very vigorously. And that is Caitanya Mahāprabhu's also order. Caitanya Mahāprabhu never said that "You chant." He has given certainly the chanting, but so far His mission is concerned, He said that "Every one of you become guru." Āmāra ājñāya guru hañā tāra' ei deśa (CC Madhya 7.128). And deliver, preach, that people understand what is Kṛṣṇa.

āmāra ājñāya guru hañā tāra' ei deśa
yāre dekha, tāre kaha 'kṛṣṇa'-upadeśa
(CC Madhya 7.128)

Pṛthivīte āche yata nagarādi. That is His mission. It is not that "Become a big Vaiṣṇava and sit down and imitate." This is all rascaldom. So don't follow this thing. So at least we cannot advise you in that way. We have learned from our Guru Mahārāja that preaching is very, very important thing, and when one is actually an experienced preacher, then he is able to chant Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra without any offense. Before that, this so-called chanting of Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra, you may practice without any offenses... And giving up all other business to make a show of a big Vaiṣṇava, that is not required.

Thank you very much.

Devotees: Jaya Prabhupāda.