(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.19.4)
If we want to be counted amongst the saints, we must have the courage to stand up for Krsna and not think, “What will the neighbours say?”
We have heard many stories of devotees during the early days of the movement in the former Soviet Union (Russia) and how the devotees were put into jails, mental hospitals and even labour camps. However, even during such circumstances, the devotees, using spoons over heating tubes, were ticking slowly in Morse code, “Hare Krsna Hare Krsna“. It takes a little longer to chant this way in Morse code as you can imagine but slowly the chanting of the holy name spread throughout the jails. Srila Prabhupada said, “This movement cannot be stopped! It is too late… it simply cannot be stopped. It is like a disease; when it has gone too far, there is nothing you can do. Nothing can be done to stop it now!” This is because vasudeva-katha-rucih (Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.16). This is the key because of the taste of glorifying Krsna, how can one ever give it up!
Let the people say what they want to, we will still glorify Krsna!
Let the world criticise us, we will still glorify Krsna!
Let the word condemn us and declare us illegal, we will still never stop to glorify Krsna!