People always criticize

Once Lord Shiva was explaining one fact about the people in the material world to his wife Parvati. He said to her: "No matter what you do, people always criticize." Parvati became bewildered by hearing this. So to demonstrate this, he came on earth along with his wife, son and his bull by changing their identities. His wife and son were leading the bull and he was riding on the bull. When they passed through a small village, some of the townspeople yelled abuse, "Look at this selfish man taking advantage of his poor wife and young boy! What a rascal!" After they had passed through the village, Lord Shiva said to his wife, "We better swap over, otherwise they will abuse me in the next village too." So then they swapped with Lord Shiva leading and Parvati riding. But in the next village also they got criticized, "Look at this selfish women, taking advantage of her husband and son." So then they both got off and led the bull, and asked their son to ride the bull. But in the next village also they got criticized, "Look at this selfish boy, taking advantage of his parents". So then they all got off and led the bull" but in the next village the people laughed, "Look at these three stupid people! They have a bull, but they are choosing to walk instead!" So in the next village, they all sat on the bull and the villagers yelled out: "Look at these three rascals, they have put so much burden on the poor bull."

Srila Prabhupada: And their argument is that God is everywhere, why you should go to the temple?

What is this nonsense argument?

If God is everywhere, why not in the temple?

But this is their argument, nonsense argument. God is everywhere, but not in the temple. This is their argument. So we do not care. So many agitators have came and gone, but the Vedic process will go on. Let the dogs bark, the caravan will pass.
Ref - Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.7.45-46 - Vrndavana, October 5, 1976

Dr. Patel: Some people criticize Krishna consciousness movement.

Srila Pabhupada: I don't care. Dogs may bark but the caravan will pass.

Dr. Patel: But the dogs may bite.

Srila Prabhupada: No, Barking dogs never bite [laugther].
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  • hare krishna prabhu
    This is true that God is everywhere......... so they arises point is y to go to temple???
    can u explain
  • Keep these come Kai Jai!
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