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)