Devotee: Is it possible for a fallen soul to preach the glories of Kṛṣṇa and Lord Caitanya and the spiritual master to people outside?
Prabhupāda: Outside? What do you mean outside?
Devotee: In society. Outside of the movement, outside of the temple.
Devotee (2): He means living out independently, and also…
Prabhupāda: Oh, yes. Why not? Why not? It is simply an example how to become Kṛṣṇa conscious. You can start a similar place in your home, in your village, in your town. You can do that. It is simply an example how to conduct Kṛṣṇa consciousness business. It is not that the business is limited. It is not limited. Therefore we have written so many books. It is a great science. You can do it anywhere—that is the mission of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He says, pṛthivīte āche yata nagarādi grāma [Caitanya-bhāgavata, Antya 4.126] = “All over the world, as many towns and villages are there, this Kṛṣṇa conciousness movement must be spread.” So one must know the science and spread it. That is wanted. People are suffering for want of knowledge. They should be enlightened by this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. That is the business of human life. Especially Caitanya Mahāprabhu ordered the Indians to do it. He said,bhārata-bhūmite haila manuṣya-janma yāra
janma sārthaka kari’ kara para-upakāra
[Cc. Ādi 9.41]His mission is that anyone who has taken birth in India, he first of all make his life successful and spread this knowledge for welfare activities of the whole human society. This is required. 760426BG.MEL
“So you are coming, I mean to say, the Indians who are present here, from a country where Kṛṣṇa appeared. It is a great fortune for you that you have taken your birth in India. It is not ordinary fortune. So why? To take Indian birth, to take birth in India, automatically they are advanced in spiritual knowledge. Still, so much fallen condition of India, still, you go to a village, they will very easily understand Kṛṣṇa consciousness, without any advanced education, because by birthright they have got the knowledge…..
…..So my request is that you are here in foreign country, you don’t forget your heritage. That is my request. Don’t be bara-sāhīb. Remain as Indian with Indian culture, and here is the temple of Kṛṣṇa; we are distributing this Kṛṣṇa culture all over the world. So don’t miss this opportunity, but you take advantage of it. That is the duty of every Indian. That is the mission of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. His mission is, especially to the Indians He says,bhārata-bhūmite haila manuṣya-janma yāra
janma sārthaka kari’ kara para-upakāra
[Cc. Ādi 9.41]Para-upakāra, just to do something good for others, for upakāra. So Caitanya Mahāprabhu says anyone who has taken birth in India, he should, bhārata-bhūmite manuṣya-janma haila yāra, anyone who has taken birth in India, for every one of them, it is the duty. Janma sārthaka kari’: first of all make your life successful, janma sārthaka kari’ kara para-upakāra,then you begin the welfare activities for all others. The idea is that India is enriched with Vedic knowledge, and those who are born in India, they should take advantage of this facility, especially those who are in the higher, topmost ranks, the brāhmaṇas, the kṣatriyas, the vaiśyas. Especially the brāhmaṇas. Take this education perfectly well, make your life perfect, and distribute the knowledge all over the world. This is your duty. That is the order of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He wanted…Kṛṣṇa preached this Bhagavad-gītā, five thousand years ago, but it was not broadly preached. It was spoken on the battlefield of Kurukṣetra. Arjuna knew it and some of his other friends. But Caitanya Mahāprabhu is also Kṛṣṇa. He appeared as a devotee of Kṛṣṇa. And He distributed this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, and He wanted that every Indian should seriously take this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, make his life perfect, and distribute the knowledge. This is India’s duty. So you have got one opportunity, you Indian people, that you take this advantage of distributing Kṛṣṇa consciousness. It is good for you and for everyone who takes this knowledge very adherently.” 760620BG.TOR