Question: Bhakti Vijaya Bhāgavata Mahārāja: Nice class with Śrīvāsa and Mahāprabhu. Then Gopāla Bhārṅ, pastime also very good. In Mahāprabhu’s time it was very easy to get initiated. Mahāprabhu begged Īśvara Purī and Īśvara Purī initiated him. But nowadays our initiation program is very strong and so many processes we go through, courses, viva, so many. The verse said compassion to other poor men. So how does it get balanced? If we allow in ISKCON a little easier for initiation, maybe a bit easy to preach? It is so difficult nowadays to preach.

Jayapatākā Swami: So 500 years ago the brāhmaṇas were vegetarians. So the rules we follow, they were widely practiced. When Lord Caitanya went to South India, He would embrace the people and thus He gave them bhakti-śakti. So, we are saying one should chant Hare Kṛṣṇa...