Popularity or bhakti??

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada Thakur answers how to preach to others!
Question 2: How should one preach to others?
Answer: Different people undergo different types of misery, so it is necessary to treat each person individually. If the disease is not diagnosed properly, it is not feasible to ensure that the right cure is given and that the disease will go away. Therefore, a ‘platform speaker’ cannot render much benefit to those undergoing this plethora of miseries, although he can be of some use.
For the last forty years I have not been able to find even a single person. Those who have come to me listen to harikathā for one moment, but in the next moment they are unwilling to relinquish their dependence on their own understanding, prior knowledge and intelligence.
The people of this world are searching for popularity. In fact, it can be said that no one is actually searching for the Absolute Truth. Those who pose as preachers of religion are busy safeguarding their own position in society by saying whatever pleases the audience, so as not to make them angry. One cannot win ‘popularity’ by speaking or listening to the real truth. That is why we are not interested in the so called support of those who are averse to the Absolute Truth.

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