Janice Johnson: Why is it that the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement has in the last couple of years attempted to make itself a little bit more respectable in the public's eyes by having members wear street clothes and wigs and so forth, while they are soliciting?
Prabhupāda: By nature it is very important movement. Therefore those who are intelligent, they are taking serious interest. We have got so many books. Perhaps you have seen. They are being accepted by the learned circle all over the world. University, colleges, professor, they are reading our books, placing, what is called, standing order, and we have got relationship, especially with educated circle. They are trying to understand the importance of this movement.
Janice Johnson: I don't quite understand that in terms of my question about wearing street clothes and wigs instead of saffron robes and chanting and so forth.
Hari-śauri: She's pointing out that in recent years we've changed our dressing style whilst we're on the street selling books.
Prabhupāda: Dress? Dress is not important. Practically, as sannyāsī, brahmacārī, we dress with saffron cloth. But sometimes you do not like, but we have to do business with you—therefore we change. What can be done? "Necessity has no law."
Janice Johnson: I'm also interested in . . . you all have moved your school out of Texas. Is that correct?
Prabhupāda: Gurukula school, yes.
Janice Johnson: Why was that done?
Prabhupāda: Why? Gurukula school? We are training children from the very beginning of life to understand spiritual importance of life.
Hari-śauri: She's wondering why we moved from Texas.
Prabhupāda: We have . . . no, we have got there.
Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: We have . . . have got our school there. We have about seven or eight schools now all throughout America. We've actually expanded.
Janice Johnson: But wasn't that school moved to India?
Prabhupāda: No, it is maintained, not in large scale, but in small scale.
Hari-śauri: Rather than have one large central school, we have smaller.