Being Active for Krishna

Srila Prabhupada is known for saying that temples aren’t places for “lazies and crazies.” This is a quote from the Narada Bhakti Sutra, “And Srila Prabhupada was also stern, cautioning his followers, ‘An easy-going life and Krsna consciousness go ill together.’ ” Another quote we have heard is this. “There are three types of people: those who make things happen; those who watch things happen; and those who wonder, ‘what happened?'” Laziness can be in the form of mental laziness, and although “lazy intelligence” is sometimes glorified, it doesn’t mean “laziness.” Thinkers are at least mentally alert. Devotees are active in devotional service.