H. H. Niranjana Swami
ISKCON Founder—Acarya His Divine GraceA.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Niranjana Swami
Collected Letters Written to Friends and Disciples, Volume 2, p. 302

I have given the example many times, that just as a person in a boat is influenced by the waves in the ocean, still, he is IN the boat. If he were in the waves, he would also be influenced, but in the middle of the ocean, he would also likely drown. The person in the boat must tolerate the influence of the waves, but if he stays in the boat, he will gradually cross to the other side. Just stay in the boat! Accept that you will be influenced by the waves, but do not give up the boat of hearing and chanting about Krishna. That will protect you.

Srila Prabhupada
Lecture on Bhagavad-Gita 7.1, Fiji, 24 May 1975

Our request is to everyone - I think there should be no any objection - that "You chant the holy name of God." This is Krsna consciousness movement. If you have got your own name of God, you chant that. If not, what is the objection? Take this name, "Krsna," and chant. Why there should be objection? This is not dogmatism. We give freedom. Caitanya Mahaprabhu gives that God has got many name. Why not? Just like one man in the family - somebody is calling him father; somebody calling him brother; somebody calling him by his name. There are so many ways to call the same man. Similarly, if you have got a name, holy name of the holy father, you chant that. This is our propaganda.