Gurukula: never get accepted by the government

    Posted on July 12, 2015

Gopala Krsna: I was thinking, Srila Prabhupada, we should get this gurukula accepted by the government also so...

Prabhupada: No, no, no. Never do that.

Gopala Krsna: No, when our gurukula children apply for entry visas, they should give them visas right away, because these kids from abroad will come to India for gurukula...

Prabhupada: Our program is open. Brahmacari gurukule vasan dantah [SB 7.12.1]. We are training like this, according to the Bhagavata. That's all. Never mind government.

Tamala Krsna: If you get accepted by the government, you may have to change your curriculum so much.

Gopala Krsna: No, I mean, just this is a Vaisnava institute, so when our students apply abroad for an entry visa, they'll get it right away, and they can get a student visa for four, five years. I don't think the gurukula kids come from abroad and then train them, six, you know...

Prabhupada: No, no, the parents are prepared to pick up the expense. That's all. Government curriculum is useless. They'll enforce kids to take eggs, three eggs...

Tamala Krsna: That's right.

Prabhupada: ...in daytime, and four pounds flesh, otherwise there will be vitamin, less vitamin. Or "Give them vitamins pills, this..." These... "Don't go to Yamuna. It is polluted."

Yasodanandana: Even want to follow their textbook, follow their mundane textbook, we'd have to adopt.

Prabhupada: Keep this institution pure, not that we have to make it impure. [indistinct] We want [indistinct]. If we don't get, it will remain vacant; but we don't want to introduce impure. That should be the principle.

Yasodanandana: Should all the children of the parents in our society send their children here?

Prabhupada: Yes. Why not?

Yasodanandana: I was thinking we have many parents.

Prabhupada: It is for them. It is for them, not for the outsiders.

(June 24, 1977, Vrndavana)

 

See also:

Remain under Krsna, like a wife under her husband
How to become a pure devotee
If you cannot do anything, do this
Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
Srila Prabhupada's mercy on technologists
Why are there daily calamities?
No draft board in Krsnaloka
 

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