Reading essential

Sometimes I am criticized for insisting on reading. I know that being a ‘good devotee’ isn’t just knowing things like philosophical points or memorizing slokas. Clearly it’s the purity of one’s ‘vibration’ or ‘aura.’ But…Srila Prabhupada HAS written, “All devotees, especially preachers, must know the philosophy of Krsna consciousness so as not to be embarrassed and insulted when they preach.” Srimad Bhagavatam 6.1.38/purport