Not many initiates needed
Posted on August 27, 2014
It is not necessary always to be officially initiated, but if they participate in the group chanting of Hare Krsna Mantra and taking of Prasadam weekly or daily as it is possible, that will fulfill our mission.
>>> Ref. VedaBase => Letter to: Syamasundara -- Los Angeles 14 May, 1970
That there have been no newly initiated devotees from Japan is all right. It doesn't matter whether they are initiated or not. If they are coming in large number, that is the success of our mission. We are not after making initiated members very many but our concern is that people understand this philosophy in wider circles. Initiated members are for managing the temples and preaching work, but our program is to invite people to our feasts, let them hear our philosophy and dance and chant. That is the basic principle of our philosophy in preaching work.
>>> Ref. VedaBase => Letter to: Sudama -- Bombay 11 April, 1971