Summary: Below you will find three distinct moods exhibited by Srila Prabhupada wherein he is instructing specific devotees in specific circumstances on the need to push forward the message of Godhead very clearly and strongly. While his moods reflect different time-place-circumstance considerations, note with great care the uniform focus and intensity with which Srila Prabhupada wished to see the message of Krishna consciousness advanced further!
"3 Moods...but PREACH!"
a) Morning Walk, December 11, 1973, Los Angeles
Prabhupada: So why these things should be allowed? That is our proposition. Every man will say, "No, I've got my own mathematics." Will he be allowed? So we have to fight, otherwise what is the meaning of preaching?
Prabhupada: If you think that everything will be accepted very easily, then what is the necessity of preaching?
Prabhupada: And propaganda.
Hrdayananda: You have to fight.
Prabhupada: You must know that they are all rascals. That I said, rascals, unbelievers. You have to convert them to be sane man. That is preaching.
Prabhupada: That is preaching. What do you expect that every man will immediately go and he'll agree with you? Why do you expect like that? That is foolishness.
Prabhupada: You must know that everybody will disagree with you, and it is your preaching work that you will make him agree with you. That is your preaching work.
Hrdayananda: Jaya, Prabhupada! As your example.
Prabhupada: Yes. We do not expect that everyone will agree. Everybody will disagree. Just like our book. Say, four, five years ago, nobody knew these books. So there was no market. But we have created our market. That is preaching. We have created our market. Nobody was dying for want of these books. So that is preaching. Preaching does not mean everyone is ready to accept your theories. You must expect that everyone will not accept it. Now it is your power to convince him, "Yes, you must accept." That is preaching.
b) Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, BTG 29-04
One time Prabhupada was speaking against "rascals and demons," and a devotee said, "Yes, Prabhupada, we should defeat them." Prabhupada answered, "No, they are already defeated. You should show them mercy."
c) Room Conversation -- December 13, 1970, Indore
Prabhupada: Yes. So our present fighting is against atheism. They say, "There is no God. God is dead. I am God. You are God." We are fighting against these principles. So our fighting is very strong. You don't think that we are keeping idly. I have come here to fight with these atheists, you see, and we go everywhere. We are fighting with atheists all over the world. So we are meeting so many opposing elements. You see? They say, "God is dead." In America, when I first went, they were popularizing theory that "God is dead." But they again accepted and: God is not dead, but He is here with Swamiji." They accepted. So these atheistic theories, that "Everyone is God," "I am God," "you are God," "God is dead," "there is no God," "God is not person" -- we are fighting against these principles. We say, "God is Krsna. The Supreme Personality of Godhead is Krsna. He is a person, and He is not dead." This is our preaching. Therefore it is a fight.