SB- 6.2.4—Behave Ideally Or Don’t Preach– Vrndävana, September 8, 1975
715) Whether I know, I should be serious and ideal leader! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
——————– Therefore, at the present moment it is a great necessity to have some ideal men. Yad yad äcarati sreyän. Therefore we are endeavoring to create some ideal men, Krsna conscious men, their character, their behavior, their ideal aim of life. So those who have taken to Krsna consciousness seriously, they should be ideal men. The society will be benefited at least by seeing their behavior. And Caitanya Mahäprabhu has taught us, äpani äcari prabhu jiveri siksäya. If you don’t behave yourself as an ideal man, you cannot preach. Your preaching will not be successful. Äpani äcari prabhu jiveri siksäya. Because the nature’s law is that ordinary men, they follow the ideal. If there is räjarsi, ksatriya, ruler, king, just like saintly person, like Mahäräja Yudhisthira, Pariksit, Lord Rämacandra—there are many—Mahäräja Ambarisa, then people will be happy. —————————————