Preaching is not stereotyped – so many types of preaching. Festivals are one aspect of preaching which brings it to the public in a very visible way. And vows are a very wonderful way. So festivals are something which is very important. Book distribution, home preaching, farm preaching – ena tene prakaarena Krishna manaani vasate – by any means we are to bring a person to the point of accepting Krishna. Then after that we introduce the rules and regulations. So initiation means at that time they accept to follow certain rules and regulations and chant Hare Krishna regularly

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1984, 26th Sep, SB class @ Murari Sevaka Farm, USA