1. Patience in preaching, like Nityananda Prabhu

    We have to take little patience. That is preaching work. Don’t be impatient. Let us do our duty on behalf of Krsna. Even the result is not very appreciable, still we have to do it. This is preaching. Just like Nityananda Prabhu. He was hurt by Jagai-Madhai. Still, He determined, “No, these two boys must be delivered.” This is the example. “Never mind they have injured Me; still, I shall deliver them.” And He did it. They became Vaisnava. So our preaching determination should be like that, not that we are failure in some cases, and therefore give it up. No. This is our business. We must go on doing this. Failure or success, it doesn’t matter. Caitanya Mahaprabhu said to preach. He never said, “If you are failure, don’t preach.” Never said that. Yare dekha, tare kaha krsna-upadesa [Cc. Madhya 7.128]: “Whomever you meet, you just give him the instruction of Krsna.” He never says that “If somebody does not hear you, don’t do it.” No. Krsna said that “Don’t talk with the fools and rascals and those who are not undergone some penances.” Krsna said. But Caitanya Mahaprabhu is so kind. He said, “To everyone said.”

    Just like I came to Western country with no hope. I knew that my Godbrother, Bon Maharaja, came; he failed. Then Gosvami Maharaja was there, so many svamis and yogis came here, nobody could turn them. So I came here just with a purpose, “Let me try.” But I was not hopeful at all. But Krsna’s grace, it is now successful.

    Srila Prabhupada — May 23, 1975, Melbourne