Room Conversation-The Spirit of Preaching is to Make Perfect Disciples-May 2, 1976, Fiji
890) Whether I know what success means! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
—————– Perfect means you learn how to obey My orders.” That is perfection. Ämära äjnäya. So if you are actually, perfectly carrying out the orders of Caitanya Mahäprabhu, then you are preaching. Otherwise you will do wrongly, mislead. Don’t do that. Andhä yathändhair upaniyamänäh [SB 7.5.31]. If you remain blind, don’t try to lead other blind men. That is misleading. First of all open your eyes. Everything is there. Nobody can do anything whimsically. If you do whimsically, concoctedly, that will be failure. It will not be effective.
Guru-krpä: Even though one may get many followers, that is not…
Prabhupäda: Many? What you…? Many followers…. The philosophy you present, it must be followed by everyone. That is wanted. You have got, say, ten thousand followers. That does not mean success. ——————————-