Prabhupada's non-profit economics

Prabhupada: Well, there was some income tax office pleader. So I have given
the idea that "The fifty percent, that is promotion expenditure." So he
accept..., "Yes, it can be done." Where is the profit? Whatever is profit is
promotion expenditure. We give to ISKCON commission, or some way or other,
it is spent. So he admitted, "Yes, it can be done." And last night I was
suggesting, "For promotion spend." Even if we open a temple, that is
Jagadisa: Profit means that people are putting money in their pocket and
enjoying. And we don't.
Prabhupada: But we're not. No. If we open a center, that is propaganda
center. Why do you say "temple"? But this is the way of propaganda.
Jagadisa: Opening a new branch.
Prabhupada: Do you follow?
Ramesvara: Yes.
Prabhupada: So it is promotion for the books. Whatever we do, it is
promotion. That's all. And the main point is that it is not profitable, er
profit concern, because you are not giving any royalty to the author. So
where is his profit-making? Nobody's making profit-the author, the worker,
Trivikrama: That's a fact.
Prabhupada: That's a fact. So all expenditure-promotion, that's all. The
cost of paper, cost of printing, cost of promotion-finished everything. Make
account like that. The income tax father will not touch it.
Hari-sauri: Everything we're doing is propaganda work, everything.
Prabhupada: That's all. If still there is excess, give some bonus to the
grihasthas bhaktas. They're family men. Let them have some expenditure.
Jagadisa: Some wage.
Prabhupada: Yes. Finished all... No account. So they admitted, both of them,
"Yes, sir, that is... That can be done."
Trivikrama: You're a genius.
Prabhupada: (laughs) And our Gopala, he is going three times and to-"How to
do it?" Do it like that. Everything spend for promotion. Bas. No money. And
actually, that is the fact. Where is the profit, and who is going to take
the profit? Nobody is there. (discussion on deprogrammers, January 9 1977,