1. Preaching and the success of the Krsna consciousness movement (1)

    Don't think preaching is so easy going — eating, sleeping, and sometimes chanting "Haribol," that's all. [laughs] That is not preaching. We must be ready to implant Krsna consciousness ideas throughout the whole world.

    Just like these people, either in India or here, they remain simply Churchianity, going to the church without any understanding. Therefore it is failing. Now churches are being closed. Similarly, if you do not keep yourself fit to preach, then your temples will all be closed in due course of time. Without preaching, you'll not feel enthused to continue the temple worship. And without temple worship, you cannot keep yourself pure and clean. The two things must go on, parallel. Then there is success. In modern time, either Hindus, Muslim or Christian, because in these places there is no teaching of philosophy, therefore they are closing, either mosque or temple or church. They will close.

    Therefore we are writing so many books. Unless we take care of the books and preach and read ourself, understand the philosophy, this Hare Krsna will be finished within few years. Because there will be no life. How long one can artificially go on, "Hare Krsna! Haribol!" That will be artificial. No life.

    From Srila Prabhupada's Morning Walk — December 12, 1973, Los Angeles