Krishna conscious was not in the forefront but it was there in the background and that when they came to Mayapur, they saw the environment that was totally Krishna conscious in the forefront. So, It looks like a good, from the West to that environment in Calcutta and then to Mayapur it was a necessary transition. Prabhupada appreciated that most people, and not going to want to give up these comforts or they want to live with their families in life and having this type of less regimented lifestyle and Prabhupada gave many instructions and people by reading the Bhagavat Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam on a daily basis, by occasionally inviting devotees to their home an having kirtan. Hari Bol, that they would become Krisha conscious and could get purified.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj,
1997, Feb 12th, SB class, @ New Talavan, USA