Question: How can the youths preach effectively so that people can understand us and take us seriously too? What are the limits on what we should do and we shouldn’t do, so that we can contribute more to Srila Prabhupada’s mission and his movement?

Guru maharaj: Well, Srila Prabhupada said he was an elderly Indian and could get away with chastising people, since he was elderly. Young people cannot imitate Srila Prabhupada. But they can show by their enthusiasm, by their happiness, that Krsna consciousness works. Usually youths are interested in enjoying the senses, only. But if the youth is interested in spiritual life, that is very, very, impressive and motivating for the adults. So if they see that the youths are Krsna conscious, then they think, what am I doing? I am not doing anything for my spiritual consciousness. Hare Krsna! Also the youths are the pillars, the youths should engage in kirtan, dramas and things that they will like, so in the future they can become leaders of the Krsna consciousness movement.

HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI
28th June 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia