Lord Caitanya's movement, the necessity of the present day
Posted on March 22, 2016
Lord Caitanya, to do the best service to the humanity, that is His order. He was so much compassionate with the human society. So by His grace, His philosophy, His teachings are now being spread in the Western countries. And I have taken up the humble responsibility. Please help me. You'll be happy. It is such a nice movement. So Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He was also humanitarian. He's not a religionist. He was not meant for preaching a particular cult to gather some followers. No. It is the need of the human society, and He wanted to preach all over the world. Because it was not possible at that time, in His time. He lived only for forty-eight years. He took sannyasa at the age of twenty-four years. Twenty-four years He was very busy all over India. Therefore He left His legacy to the Indians, any Indian, to take up this cause and preach this cult of sankirtana movement all over the world. So I shall request you to understand the philosophy of Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His movement.
Now I will request you that this movement is nothing sectarian or anything bluff. It is the movement as the necessity of the human society. You join it, you consider it. You put your logic, arguments. In every way, you'll find that this is the necessity of the present day.
Srila Prabhupada, speaking on Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila 6.254 — January 8, 1968, Los Angeles