One day, some of my sannyāsī godbrothers visited and they asked me, “If you were given the chance to express what you think would be a good step for improving Iskcon, what would you suggest?”
So the first thing I said just ended the conversation. I said, “The first thing is I would tell everyone to stop preaching.”
And one of them said, “But preaching is the essence!”
I said, “No, no, no – practice is the essence! Everybody just become Kṛṣṇa conscious for a few years and really get something in your heart, get something in your community, and then go out and share that with the world”
But no chance! Because then there would be no income…no collection.