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Question: In the present society, youth are getting addicted to bad habits. How to preach to them, they are not interested in Krsna consciousness, not chanting and not taking interest. How to give them Krsna consciousness?

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Jayapataka Swami:  That is what I hear from the IYF preachers. And in Mayapur we have hundreds of people visiting for mangala arati every day. And then sometimes 20, 30, 40 youths, they chant one round together, attend mangala arati. So I said, it is so difficult to preach to the youth in colleges. They don’t care! And here the people are coming, they are chanting, they are actively participating! We should be preaching to them and they started that preaching. I am sure that in Tirupati there would a lot of youths who come? Do you have any program for those youths? When we go out to the youths, like Srila Prabhupada said, we go out like a salesman goes house to house. So house person may name his price, he will bargain. But if he goes to the shop, it is fixed price. So they are coming to you, they are here! They are coming and seeing the deities and participating in some program. So have some preaching for them because they are here, they are coming to you. But generally, you know, it is not easy to make a devotee, preaching to the youths. But that is why Srila Prabhupada said, ‘Purity is the Force’. If you are pure, if you are chanting Hare Krsna, if you are attending the morning program, then by your purity, you may be able to influence some other youths to take up Krsna consciousness. At least, they can chant one round a day, two rounds a day, something and gradually, they can increase in their devotional activities. Haribol!