Preaching is glorious, even if we die

    Posted on March 7, 2016



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Our Krsna consciousness movement is facing these rascals, these duskrtina, these naradhamas, and to request them to become Krsna conscious. This is Krsna consciousness movement. You cannot sit idly to show your gorgeousness in a secluded place, imitating Haridasa Thakura: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna. No. You have to preach. That is the order of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Amara ajnaya guru hana tara ei desa [Cc. Madhya 7.128]. That is really following the Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Not to imitate Haridasa Thakura. That is not possible. You can... Even you do that very nicely, that is for your safety. Supposing that you are doing nicely, but that is for your safety. But one who is facing dangerous position for others' benefit, they are very quickly recognized by Krsna.

na ca tasman manusyesu

kascin me priya-krttamah

[Bg. 18.69]

ya idam paramam guhyam

mad-bhaktesv abhidhasyati

[Bg. 18.68]

So if you face... Just like fighting soldiers, they are facing danger for the country. They are recognized. Similarly, those who are preachers — on behalf of Krsna preaching people to take to Krsna consciousness — they are great soldiers.

So I am very happy that you Europeans and Americans, especially, you are helping me. So continue this process, and that is the very easy way to be recognized by Krsna. Because He says, na ca tasman manusyesu kascin me priya-krttamah [Bg. 18.69]. Who? Who is preaching this Krsna consciousness. So I thank you very much that you have come here in Vrndavana, and you are traveling, you are preaching. So let us dedicate this life for preaching Krsna consciousness all over the world. Never mind we die by preaching. Still, it will be glorious.

(Srila Prabhupada — September 3, 1976, Vrndavana)

 

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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
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Effect of sincere chanting
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
 

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