Honolulu, May 3, 1976
You have seen this verse in the Nectar of Instruction. Utsaha: enthusiasm. Dhairya means patience. Utsahad dhairyat niscayat, means conviction. And tat-tat-karma-pravartanat, and following the regulative principles. Sato vrtteh, to become sincere and honest. And sadhu-sange, and in the association of devotees. Sadbhir bhaktir prasidhyati. The bhakti, Krsna consciousness, will advance. These are the six principles we should always remember: enthusiasm, patience, conviction, following the regulative principles, becoming honest, and in the association of devotees. So I am very glad to see that you are all very enthusiastic, and you follow the other principles. Then be sure that you are advancing in Krsna consciousness. And that will save you from the dangerous civilization which do not understand the future of life. As the cats and dogs, they do not understand what is the future of life, similarly, if human beings, getting this opportunity of very intelligent, developed consciousness, if a human being does not understand what is the goal of life, what is the future of life, then he remains a cat and dog. Sa eva go-kharah [SB 10.84.13]. So those who have joined this Krsna consciousness movement, my request is they follow the regulative principles, as instructed by Rupa Gosvami, with enthusiasm, read books and distribute books. And that is a very great service. I'll speak something, you may forget, but if you read from the book, you will get good opportunity to understand the philosophy. So our principle is to study the books as well as to distribute the books. People will be benefited and their life will be successful. This is Krsna consciousness movement.
Thank you very much. (end)
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