"Therefore he is the powerful,
authorized agent of Krsna"


So just like we are preaching Krsna consciousness. So what is our fault? That we are trying to make men--no illicit sex, no gambling, no meat-eating, no intoxication, and they take it otherwise. They take: "It is very dangerous." Without any fault they are finding fault. This is snake. Sarpah krurah khalah krurah. No fault, but still fault-finding and giving us trouble. So you'll find so many persons, without any fault they'll bite. A snake, without any fault... You are passing, and you are taking some fruit from the tree. If there is snake, it will bite--the krurah. So Canakya Pandita said, "There are two, two kinds of krurah, envious living entities. One is the snake; another is the man-snake, or a man habituated to the snake quality." So sarpah krurah khalah krurah. But Canakya Pandita said, "This man snake is more dangerous than the animal snake." Sarpat kruratarah khalah. Why? Now, mantrausadhi-vasah sarpah khalah kena nivaryate: "You can subdue the snake by chanting a snake mantra or some drug, jadi-bhuti(?), but this man-snake cannot be subdued." It is very, very dangerous.
   So this is our position, and therefore a preacher devotee is so, I mean to say, favorite to Krsna. They have to meet actually dangerous persons, krurah persons. Just see
. Jesus Christ, what fault he had? He was preaching about God, and he was crucified. Crucified. That is in your country, a very good example. Simply his fault was he was talking of God, that's all, and he was crucified. So we have to meet. Our Nityananda Prabhu, He also met that Jagai-Madhai. Of course, He delivered them. Nityananda Prabhu is so kind that in spite of being stroken and blood came out from His head, still, He continued to say, "My dear friends, never mind you have injured Me. You chant Hare Krsna." So the preaching is so difficult thing. Therefore Krsna said, na ca tasmad manusyesu kascid me priya krttamah. It is not very sitting idly, comfortably, and discuss Vedanta. No. It is not like that. Preaching practically. Practically meeting dangerous position because sympathetic. Samsara davanala. The whole world is in blazing fire. Para-duhkha-duhkhi. Vaisnava is para-duhkha-duhkhi. And that is his qualification. For him there is no difficulty. He's quite all right. He's under the protection of Krsna. Kaunteya pratijanihi na me bhaktah pranasyati. So he has no danger personally. What danger there is? There is Krsna. He is confident, and Krsna protects him in all danger. But he is unhappy. He meets Jagai-Madhai class and faces all kinds of danger. Therefore he is the powerful, authorized agent of Krsna.
Thank you very much. (end)
[Srimad-Bhagavatam Lecture 5.6.8, Vrndavana, November 30, 1976]


Dear Prabhu's please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Please forgive my offenses. I humbly request you to send any quotes from Srila Prabhupada which describe his transcendental qualities and pastimes. In this way together we may be able to compile a book for his glorification and our meditation on his exalted personality. Thankyou.

Your servant Mukunda dasa.