those who are living in the temple, the temple’s especially for brahminical culture. Srila Prabhupad told me… I am very much enthused about the congregational preaching, nama-ahatta because in Los Angeles on the morning walk Srila Prabhupada turned to me and out of the blue he said that, “Don’t think that all the people are going to live in our temple.” He said, “There may be so many people who are… our temples are…” It’s hard for me to get the… “Our temples are like… like the Christian churches, so many churches have congregations. That in our temple there are pure devotees who will be preaching the other people and they’ll be worshipping in their home.” But he indicated that the devotees in the temple were the pure devotees that the community preachers, those were the core to convert the whole rest of the society into devotees.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami maharaj
28th March 1983, Gaura Purnima SB class @ Mayapur