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Srila Prabhupada, Los Angeles, December 12, 1973, [...] Therefore we insist our students that, “Don’t go out”. Even you are discomfortable, you should tolerate, but you should not go out of the society. Then you will surely fall down, surely fall down. So if there is inconvenience, little…
That is advised in Bhagavad-gita, matra-sparsas tu kaunteya sitosna-sukha-duhkha-dah [BG 2.14]. These, just like extreme cold or extreme heat, they are troublesome to the body, matra-sparsah. On account of this material body, we feel extreme cold, extreme heat. But Krishna says, “They come and go.”
It is not that winter season will remain forever or the summer season also remain. They will come and go. If it is intolerable, please tolerate, please tolerate. Then it will be all right. I have repeatedly said… Narottama dasa Thakura, tandera carana-sevi-bhakta-sane vasa.
Why we have opened this society? I could have initiated, and let him remain at his home. No. The society required. So by association we become good or bad. If you associate with goodness, then you acquire goodness quality, and if you associate with bad, passionate, ignorant, then you get that quality.