1. Mad for sadhu-sanga

    So this is our position, and the human life is the opportunity to stop this dehantara. And to stop this dehantara, that is the main business. And how it can be done? Simply by understanding Krsna. And how you can understand Krsna? Simply by association of the devotees. That’s all. It is not very difficult. Adau sraddha tatah sadhu-sangah [Cc Madhya 23.14-15]. Rupa Gosvami says. If you get some faith, “Now I shall become free from this material attachment,” then, as it is advised here, sa eva sadhusu krtah. The attachment we have got for material enjoyment, similar attachment should be for the sadhu, that’s all. Suppose I want to drink. As I become mad without getting any drinking, similarly, when you become mad without sadhu-sanga, then you are liberated. You have to simply divert the attachment. Not to speak of drinking, even those who are smoker, if he cannot smoke for one hour, his throat becomes dried up, “Give me bidi. Give me bidi.” So as you have got attachment for the bidi, similar attachment for sadhu will be our liberation. Tat krtah sadhusu. That is to be learned. That you can learn with sadhu-sanga, if you mix with the sadhus. Therefore our mission is if we can create some sadhu and they distribute themself all over the world… As Caitanya Mahaprabhu says,

    prthivite ache yata nagaradi grama
    sarvatra pracara haibe mora nama

    He wants that in every village, every town of the whole world, there may be a center of Krsna consciousness so that people will take advantage of it and they will also become sadhu. This is the mission of Krsna consciousness.

    Srila Prabhupada, Talk on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.24 Bombay, November 24, 1974