We never condemn family life

    Posted on October 21, 2016

Prabhupada: How the Egyptian people are?

Prthu-putra: They're really a nationalistic type of persons.

Prabhupada: That is everywhere.

Prthu-putra: But I never noticed like this anywhere else. And they're really attached to family life, even more than in India.

Prabhupada: Accha?

Prthu-putra: Oh, yes.

Prabhupada: They have got nice family?

Prthu-putra: Oh, yes. They have nice family, and they have many children. And the man is working, and the woman stay home and prepare food, taking care...

Prabhupada: That is Indian culture.

Prthu-putra: Yes, it's exactly like in India. But their family attachment is so strong that it is..., it will be very difficult to have devotees out of them.

Prabhupada: No, no, why you should dissuade them from family life? That is not our...

Prthu-putra: No, I'm not doing that. I know.

Prabhupada: Let them remain, family life, but understand what is Krsna consciousness. That's all. We never condemn family life. Chant Hare Krsna anywhere. That's all.

Prthu-putra: Oh, yes. But that will be very difficult for them to become devotee. Instead, they went to the Western countries and become devotees there. But otherwise, in their own country will be very difficult for them.

Prabhupada: Let us invite them, whole family. Let them come, take prasadam, chant Hare Krsna.

Prthu-putra: Yes. That I did. 

Prabhupada: That's all.

Prthu-putra: I was living with one whole family. Sometimes I cooked prasadam for them, and they like it very much. They like us as a person.

Prabhupada: Simply follow this. Give them prasadam and let them chant. That is preaching. And if they're educated, let them read books. Then gradually, he'll automatically come.

Conversation, January 30, 1977, Bhubaneshwar

 

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