Reporter: Swami, that isn't the thrust of my question. Yes, I have. The thrust of my question very simply is this: Can't people be spiritual without dressing in this fashion and dancing in the street?
Prabhupāda: Oh, yes, oh, yes. You can become spiritual in your this dress. Simply you have to learn what it is from the books. The dress. . . Dress is not very important thing, but still, in the material field, this girl is dressed in a different way, you are dressed in a different way.
Reporter: The way we dress lets us move in all circles.
Prabhupāda: No, the thing is, dress is not very important.
Reporter: But you have your disciples dress in this way . . .
Prabhupāda: But just to draw a particular . . . just like the policeman, he is differently dressed. One can understand that he is policeman. Similarly, we are also differently dressed so that people may understand we are Hare Kṛṣṇa people.
Devotees: Jaya! Haribol!