The open mindedness of Swami Nityananda Prabhu of Hare Krishna Hindu Temple,a panelist on this forum, is admirable. People love to talk about his teachings from Bhagvad Gita on my radio show, called Wisdom of Religion. He has indeed opened up minds of non-Hindus to see the wisdom of Hinduism.
- Mike Ghouse President of Foundation for Pluralism
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Dallas Morning News,
If the dress is superficial, why should you change your dress to please people who are so serious about the superficial?
Prabhupada: Why your dress is not as a sannyas?
Tusta Krsna: The robes make people uncomfortable, Prabhupada. They see you as different and can’t relate. They won’t relax enough to listen when I wear robes.
Prabhupada: But sannyasis must dress in saffron with robes and shaved head.
Tusta Krsna: I am following all the principles, but the dress is external and superficial. Why should we let it hamper the preaching?