Preaching is the only regulation
December 15th, 2006

Today is ekadasi, the babaji’s will say “you should fast all day and only chant Hare Krsna, nothing else”. But Srila Prabhupada said “No, those who are preaching, distributing books this regulation is not for them. It is for those who are sitting idle, (laughter). A preacher has no other regulation, simply preaching. A preacher is so exalted. He hasn’t got to follow any regulation. But don’t abuse that priviledge. (laughter) And actually if one is busy in preaching work, of the two, that is first-class. These are not my manufactured word, but those of my Guru Maharaja. Madhava Maharaja,  was to go somewhere to preach. But he was sick. Guru Maharaja was informed that he was sick and “Today is ekadasi. He cannot take his regular meals, and he cannot preach.” So Guru Maharaja said, “No. Let him take immediately meals and go.””

SRS: So if we have such a special authority, then we should honour it. As many rounds as you could chant in one day, that many books you should distribute. That is observing ekadasi.