April 6, 2012

"Political, psychological, sociological, and all other world views have little value for the transcendentalist. Those filled with worldly desire will gravitate more readily towards world views since they are closer to our material conditioning. Only concepts aimed at improving our understanding of the human condition and relationship to Sri Krishna can be of value. Other considerations obscure the picture of the soul by their mundane 'human concerns'."

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur's essay on Community

July 29, 2014

“It is not that we should change to accommodate the public but that we should change the public to accommodate us... If we simply present Krishna Consciousness in a serious and attractive way, without need to resort to fashionable slogans or tricks, that is sufficient. Our unique asset is our purity. No one anywhere can match it. That will be noticed eventually and appreciated, as long as we do not diminish or neglect the highest standard of purity in performing our routine work, not that we require to display or announce ourselves in very clever ways to get attention. No, our pure standard is enough. Let us stand on that basis.”

Srila Prabhupada Letter to Yogesvara Prabhu (Dec. 28,1971)