Indians go out for begging – but no, we have to go out TO GIVE

Indians go out for begging - but no, we have to go out TO GIVE

So therefore in this age,

krsna-varnam tvisakrsnam
yajnaih sankirtana-prayair
yajanti hi su-medhasah
[SB 11.5.32]

This is intelligence, to chant sankirtana. Bahubhir militva kirtayati. Assemble in big assembly. Just like we are trying to introduce. It is very easy. Chant, thousands and thousands of people. Never mind what he is. It doesn’t matter whether he’s learned or fool, rich or poor, or black or white, or brahmana or sudra. No consideration. Come together. Chant Hare Krsna mantra. Yajnaih sankirtana-prayair yajanti hi su-medhasah. Your brain will be cleansed. It is so easy. It is so nice and so perfect. According to the instruction of the Vedas: Harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam [Cc. Adi 17.21]. Repeatedly, in every Vedic literature. And practically, Caitanya Mahaprabhu introduced practically. And He asked every Indian to go outside India and preach this cult, Hare Krsna mantra. But we are not doing that. We are going outside our country to beg only. Not to give. And here is a prime gift. You can give all over the world. Your country will be glorified. They’re anxious for this. Prthivite ache yata nagaradi grama. Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s prediction: “As many towns and villages are there on the surface of the globe, everywhere this Hare Krsna mantra, or Lord Caitanya’s name, will be celebrated.” That is being done. There is immense field for introducing this Hare Krsna cult all over the world. That is practical. Unfortunately, although Caitanya Mahaprabhu entrusted the matter to every Indian… Not that to the Bengalis, because He appeared in Bengal. He never said for the Bengalis. He said, bharata-bhumite manusya-janma haila yara [Cc. Adi 9.41]. “On this holy land of Bharatavarsa, anyone who has taken his birth as a human being, he should make his life perfect.” Janma sarthaka kari’. You cannot preach without making your life first of all perfect. If I remain imperfect, I cannot preach. One must be perfect. That is not very difficult. We have got direction of great sages and saintly persons and God, Krsna, Himself.

Srila Prabhupada

Author: ISKCON Desire Tree

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