The real success of preaching lies in bringing as many souls to the path of pure devotional service as possible. Effective preaching entails a painstaking effort from the preacher to ensure that those who were going straight to hell are now gradually rising back to Godhead. The entire populace is spiritually diseased and there is an urgent need of administering transcendental medicines to one and all. And if the final goal of releasing the living entities from the clutches of Maya is achieved, then it does not matter whether the medicines being given to the masses are sugar coated or not. When atheism, hedonism, and skepticism are prevalent, then the messengers of Shri Hari may adopt tricky ways to somehow convert the godless masses into faithful devotional practitioners. This cannot be termed as ‘compromised preaching’ but rather it should be called ‘more merciful all-inclusive preaching’. This tricky preaching style was adopted by Nitai Himself, the foremost preaching commander of Shri Gaurahari.
Shrila Bhaktisiddhant Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad writes,
“On the pretext of presenting religiosity, economic development, sense gratification, and liberation, Sri Nityananda Prabhu attracted everyone to the pure devotional service propagated by Sri Krsna Caitanya.” (Source: Commentary on CB 3.6.4)
The path of pure devotional service is so sublime that not everyone can receive and value it in its raw form. It needs to be cooked in such a manner that its maximum nutritional value is retained and it becomes much more palatable to the masses. What is the use of water if it is not potable! What is the use of food if it is not edible! Similarly, what is the use of direct preaching if it is not acceptable to the spoiled mankind! The preachers may bring the fallen souls to the platform of pure devotional service by first tempting them with material gains. What is wrong with that? If the intention and the final end is so elevated then how does it matter what means are adopted? In fact, when the target is to save the majority from hellish sufferings then the best and the most effective means need to be adopted.
The best medicine for the souls of Kali Yug is Nitai’s name and the best means to preach it to the masses would definitely not be directly devotional. However, Nitai’s name is the abode of pure goodness (shuddha-sattva-dham). No matter how it is delivered to the masses, it will spread pure goodness only. The Nitai Vayulekhan Mission will boldly adopt all possible means to somehow or the other make everyone taste the most relishable holy name of Nitai. This effort will not go in vain. The future generations will bear testimony to the wonderful results of this preaching. We are conducting a mass data stealing operation on the database of Yamaraj clearing all sinful records of millions of souls (Such an operation was intitially conducted by Nitai Himself when He stole all sinful records of Jagai and Madhai). And the best part is that each and every thief part of this gang, instead of being punished, will be rewarded unimaginably for this theft. The hoi polloi may not admire the hard effort and sacrifice put into such a glorious and tricky preaching mission. But if even fellow devotees (and Vaishnav societies) will fail to appreciate it then who will?
Worthless disciple of Shrila Nitaipreshthji,