Devotee (2) : Would you say something about the mercy of Lord Caitanya's sankirtana movement?
Srila Prabhupada : Yes, He says, param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam. So you follow His advice and you will get, become victorious. So I will advise you not to make research in that way. [laughter]
Indian woman : Well, I got my degree doing that research.
Srila Prabhupada : Yes, that degree is there. [laughter]
Indian woman : Well, but Lord Krsna still helped me, you know, whether I was right or wrong.
Srila Prabhupada : Huh?
Indian woman : I still got His grace and help.
Srila Prabhupada : Well, when you go to the fire, the heat is there. [laughter] But the temperature may be different. Anyway, some way or other, if you go to the heat, fire, you'll get some heat. But that temperature may be different. Hmm?
Devotee (3) : How can one rid oneself of sex desire if one continues to chant, continuously chant Hare Krsna, and is still being plagued by desire for sex?
Srila Prabhupada : Chant Hare Krsna seriously. The examples are there. Therefore Haridasa Thakura, he was chanting Hare Krsna, and some envious person engaged some very beautiful prostitute to drag him. But she failed. Chanting of Hare Krsna is so strong. At mid of night beautiful prostitute, young, she went to entice him. But Haridasa Thakura said, "That's all right. Your proposal is very nice. Please sit down. Let me finish my rounds." [laughter] So she sat down, and morning, there was morning. So Haridasa Thakura said, "My dear girl, I am very sorry. I could not finish. So this night we shall finish." In this way, after three nights, the prostitute fell down on his feets, "Sir, I came with this purpose. I was induced by such and such person. So I am offender. Please excuse me and give me your favor." So Haridasa said, "Yes, I knew that. But because you came to me, I wanted to do something good for you. And therefore I stayed here for three nights just to convert you. Now you are so lucky. So whatever you have got, you distribute it to the brahmanas, and you take one cloth and sit down here before the Tulasi tree and chant Hare Krsna." Hmm?
[Srimad-Bhagavatam Excerpt – New York, March 7, 1975]