Yukta Vairagya and Srila Bhakti Sidhanta was brilliant in that way. He was liberal, he was understanding, when people were deeply entrenched in the modes of material nature, it may not be immediately possible to turn them around, but as long as they chant Hare Krishna… for example when Bhakti Sidhanta Saraswati started to preach in Mayapur and developed projects then some important British officers were also ready to come and along with them – there was a whole group of Indians who were close to the British and wearing the same clothes and for that whole assembly Bhakti Sidhanta Saraswati allowed that meat was served – not by the devotees, but an outside group was coming in to serve them because he knew otherwise they will not come – the fact that they came, to make some important connections. …
Agayata Sukruti so, somehow or other unknowingly give people some spiritual benefit and the affect is amazing.

This is not the movement of introducing the four regulative principles. Certainly the four regulative principles must be introduced but not in the first meeting, not always.
It is not absolutely necessary that you pounce on someone and beat him and make sure that in the first meeting he get the four regulative principles and chanting the sixteen rounds and a summary of all the eighteen chapters of the Bhagwat Geeta in one conversation.
So, there are other ways to make this movement accessible.
Transcendental personalities see things in that perspective, therefore Bhakti Sidhanta Saraswati Thakur was seeing: well these people are ready to come and are reading to hear the Holy Name and are ready to connect to the Vaishnavas and it will open up the door for our movement.

Transcribed By Madhumati Devi Dasi
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Sydney October 2010)

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