I want that some ideal families of Krishna Consciousness should be established
in your country, so that people can see that our movement is not one sided
or dry. So we do not want dry renouncers. Krishna Himself married so many
wives as a Ksatriya. Caitanya Mahaprabhu although He was to take Sannyas
at the age of 24 years, still He married twice within 20 years. Lord Nityananda
Prabhu also married. Advaita Prabhu and Srivas Prabhu, they were also householders.
So to become married is no impediment for advancement in Krishna Consciousness.
One should be vigilant only that he is not diverting from Krishna Consciousness.
One has to follow the foot prints of the great Acaryas then everything
is all right. I was also a married man -- my family is still existing.
So you should always remember that marriage is not impediment. The greatest
enemy is forgetfulness of Krishna. There are many Impersonalists and voidists
-- they renounced this material world very early in their life; just like
Sankara Acarya. He took sannyasa at the age of 8 years. Lord Buddha left
home just in the beginning of his youth. But we are not concerned with
them. So I hope by this time, by serving this Krishna Consciousness movement
for the last two years you must have gotten some taste of the nectarine.
Now you must be fixed up and execute your specified duty as ordered by
me, and then I am sure there will be no difficulty. But you should always
remember that wife is not a machine for sense gratification. Wife is your
half body for nourishing your Krishna Consciousness status. So your are
getting a wife who is already trained up in Krishna Consciousness and if
you live carefully and faithfully there will be no difficulty. That is
the verdict of all Acaryas.
>>> Ref. VedaBase => Letter to: Madhusudana -- Hawaii 10 March, 1969