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Why the word Incorporated in ISKCON?

Prabhupada:….Therefore Kṛṣṇa consciousness is the best service to the humanity, because his all problem will be solved as soon as he goes back to his father. No more problem. Therefore everyone should take seriously about this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. Yes?

Young man (3): I saw a card last night which said, “The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Inc.” A friend of mine asked me why the word “Incorporated”?

Prabhupāda: Because you want it.

Young man (3): Pardon?

Prabhupāda: Because you want it incorporated. Your state wants it. Your state means you.

Young man (3): The Washington state government.

Prabhupāda: Yes, government wants it. You cannot be revolting against the government. (chuckling) You have to live keeping pace with the government. We are in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That does not mean we shall not use this electricity, we shall not take an apartment or we shall not sleep. Something unnatural we have to do. Why? Everyone abides by the law. We have to abide by the law. There is no difficulty. AND GOVERNMENT PROVIDES THAT RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OR THIS SOCIETY, THEY SHOULD GET THEMSELVES INCORPORTED SO THAT IS IT IS RECOGNIZED. In so many activities they want to know whether this society is recognized. SO WE HAVE TO TAKE ALL THESE MEASURES. We cannot go out of the purview of the general rules and regulations.”

(Srila Prabhupada’s Lecture Seattle, October 9, 1968)

 

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