“…There is nothing illegal, what we do for Krishna.”

“…There is nothing illegal, what we do for Krishna.”

Prabhupada said, “…There is nothing illegal. Everything is legal. Now, to save us from so-called legal complication, we must be legal. Otherwise there is nothing illegal, what we do for Krishna.” – Room conversation with GBC members, 2–3 March 1977, Mayapur

Satsvarupa: We made resolutions regarding book distribution techniques. Any illegal techniques for book distribution, that is, illegal according to law, should be banned, including… And then a comprehensive list will follow, mainly supplied by Ramesvara Maharaja. They will include some things like outright illegal techniques.
Prabhupada: Real point is if we can introduce book, there is nothing illegal. Everything is legal. Now, to save us from so-called legal complication, we must be legal. Otherwise there is nothing illegal, what we do for Krishna.
Ramesvara: That was our conclusion, Prabhupada, that there are just a few practices…
Prabhupada: But we have to take care of the public.
Satsvarupa: Things… Some of them mentioned were to imitate a deaf and dumb man and ask for charity, imitating that… (laughter)
Prabhupada: That’s not bad. (laughter)
Kirtanananda: Some boys were arrested for that, Srila Prabhupada. They will arrest you in the United States if they catch you. They have done that.
Brahmananda: That is considered fraud.
Ramesvara: Prabhupada, the points that we are proposing to ban will not decrease book distribution, so they can be eliminated and book distribution will not be decreased.
Prabhupada: Yes. So the real legal thing is: some way or other, introduce books. Therefore… And it will be beneficial in the long time let us see. Read it.