Published on May 12th, 2002 | by Gauridas Pandit dasa | Full size image0
A Preaching Idea–Where do we go from here?
I was at the park today with my kids and there were some Mormans there with a few big religious pictures. They had Moses and Jesus and a few others along with the current leader of the Mormons. They were set up along the bike path and just stood there waiting for people to come up and ask about the pictures. A lot of people did. It was nice.
Srila Prabhupada gave us the perfect system chanting dancing and feasting. We have the best pictures. We have the best singing; the singing of the most potent Holy Names. We have the best philosophy and the most complete knowledge; thanks to Srila Prabhupada. And last but not least we have what no one else has; Krsna prasadam! So how can any intelligent person not want it? People are looking for something more than the everyday nonsense. I could see it by how many people young and old, mostly young, who stopped to inquire.
So my point is that even if there is only one of us we can preach. Of course the more the merrier; but we can’t wait forever for others to join us. We can do something and Krsna will reward us. I always liked Visnujana Swami’s no pressure approach; putting down a madras with a book table to the side for those who are attracted and prasadam available also. The complete package. With good Kirtan, good philosophy and good prasadam people will be attracted. Devotees can be made. They are ready to join but we are not ready to accept them. That’s the problem. Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON is not a safe shelter for them anymore since 1977. What to do? Preach and teach them to take shelter in their own homes for now and try to create a facility that will be a safe shelter for the most serious seekers of the Truth.
Just a thought.
Hoping this meets you all well and advancing in Krsna Consciusness.
Gauridasa Pandita Dasa