I think always, and I also tell my devotees, that we are in only one family: the family of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu. We should always be together and preach their mission throughout the world. If we are united again, we can preach throughout the world—as in the time of Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Mahārāja.
Śrīla Prabhupāda Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Mahārāja went to the West and preached. Most of his time, however, was taken up by cutting the jungles of the misconceptions of those who have no idea what is God, what is the soul, and what is devotion to God. He preached to those infected with impersonalism and atheism, and first he had to defeat all their misconceptions.
We see that many people around the world are familiar with Lord Kṛṣṇa as we see Him in Śrīmad Bhagavad-Gītā or Mahābhārata. In Bhagavad-Gītā and Mahābhārata, He gives some instructions about religion, and He also sets an example of proper behavior. People have faith in this, and they try to follow this in their lives. However, they have no faith in Kṛṣṇa as we find Him described in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, and this is their great misfortune. The post-graduate study is Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, so, one must advance further in one’s education and come to the conclusion. This conclusion is extremely confidential.
November 25, 2004 Govardhana