This is a nice class held by Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, in which he speaks about finding the right balance in Krsna consciousness. The class is in both, German and English and it is held in the temple … more
Devotee : When we are preaching, we may not straight away say that Krishna is God and everything must be done for Him. So we may beat around the bush, so, if you could give further explanation to what point do we give the information?
Maharaja : You cannot write a hand book about that, we have to be personal. We just have to be sensitive. Preaching doesn’t mean we are preaching at people:
“Okay I am going to preach to this person, Hare Krishna Hare Rama”
That’s one approach – the burn out approach, the vacuum cleaner approach is not the best approach. It is putting two hands around the neck and saying “Chant, Chant, Chant!”
but there is also a subtler approach. In the subtler approach try and attempt to find the spark. Prabhupada said:
“Find the spark and fan it.”
Find the spark of interest, find something in them that attracts them to Krishna, so find a connection and then feed that. That is the approach. It is personal.
You cannot say how much?:
“Okay five minutes give indirect and then do like this”
And also different people have different tactics
Transcribed By Madhumati Devi Dasi
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Sydney October 2010)