Question: Hare Kṛṣṇa Guru Mahāraja! Please accept my humble obeisances. How is a devotee empowered to preach and distribute Kṛṣṇa consciousness to everyone? Seeing the condition of the people, I am feeling to preach. But how can I be able to do so? As a person in society, as a common person, if I preach to any of my friends or neighbors etc., they will see and consider us differently, like as we come from another planet.
Your spiritual son,
Bālajī, Tirupati, India.
HH Jayapatākā Swami Maharaja: That’s why it is said that, preaching should be done according to time, place and circumstance. Sometimes the best way of preaching is to have people to read books of Śrīla Prabhupāda, but sometimes you can ask questions that will force the people to think. But you should be a good example yourself, If you don’t like to use the word preaching; ‘preaching’ means speaking down to someone, rather you would like to communicate our message in a very humble and pleading way. So, if you yourself are practicing and believing, then naturally you will be accepted more.
4th June 2020 | Sridham Mayapur | Panihatti festival