Jan 21 1977
Hari-śauri: So those persons who can't come up to the standard of the temple life...


Prabhupāda: Yes.
Hari-śauri: ...they should remain outside.


Prabhupāda: That is above all the guṇas.


Rāmeśvara: That's very rare. That is the most rare.


Prabhupāda: Yes.


Rāmeśvara: Not every man. You always say it's not possible for every man.
Prabhupāda: No, that you cannot do. Because you are in the material world, how you can avoid the influence of material qualities? But our process is so nice that anyone can avoid if he follows. There is no difficulty.
Hari-śauri: But just like in our society we already have so many people who are initiated, but they can't follow the principles very strictly.


Prabhupāda: That's all right. It will take some time. They'll do it.


Hari-śauri: They just have to be encouraged to keep that association.


Prabhupāda: Therefore I stress in every letter, "Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa at least sixteen times. Follow the principles." That can be done.(?) This simple method will help. Even if he cannot strictly follow, still, whatever he has done, that is his asset. And it will give me more and more chance. So it is not actually lost. Tyaktvā sva-dharmaṁcaraṇāmbhujaṁ harerpatet tato yadi bhajann apakvo 'tha.


Hari-śauri: So we have to give allowances to such people. We have to give allowance?


Prabhupāda: Allowance? It is not allowance, but give him instruction. It is up to him to follow or not to follow.


Hari-śauri: But we cannot give any compromise.


Prabhupāda: No. This is the way. "But you are not able? All right, take little more time."

Compiled by Damaghosa Dasa

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