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.