By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda
Yes. Temple is open for everyone. Let them come and sit down, chant Hare Krishna, hear Bhagavad-gītā. We don’t say, “Oh, are you potter? No. You are not allowed.” We don’t say that. “Are you cobbler? Oh, you are not allowed.” No. We don’t say that. Everyone is welcome. Come on. And what is the business? Chant Hare Krishna. Everyone can do it. And what is the next business? We read some nice philosophical portion from Bhagavad-gītā, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. Yes. You have got ears.
But the rascals are not coming! That is their rascaldom. Because they will go to hell. We are offering the greatest facility, but they are so rascals they are not coming. This is a rascaldom civilization. What is the difficulty there? You come, sit down, chant Hare Krishna, take nice prasādam, hear philosophy, see nice pictures, decorated Deity. What is the difficulty there?
But their brain is full with rascaldom. They will go to cinema, they will go to hotel, they will go to some other thing, but they will not come to temple, or church, or anywhere where these things are being done. This is called Kali-yuga. Kali-yuga means they are so condemned that they don’t take facility of the highest benefit. They have been educated – they have been trained in such a way that they don’t like this.
[Room Conversation, July 16, 1968, Montreal]