For example, with chanting of the sixteen rounds, suppose you've gone 23 hours of the day serving Krishna in one way or another, and the last hour there is opportunity to finish your rounds and also opportunity to make a life member. So instead of chanting your sixteen rounds…
 
Prabhupada: But you cannot create your concoction! You have to abide by the orders of Krishna.
 
Devotee: Then why…
 
Prabhupada: There is no question of why. It is the order of Krishna'srepresentative. You have to abide by that. You cannot say, "Why?" Then you are not fully surrendered, as soon as you say, "Why?" means there is no [surrender]
 
"Why?" It is ordered; it has to be done. That's all.As soon as there is "Why?", there is no surrender.
 
 
The basic principle is misguided. We have to follow. Just like we have got tilaka. If you say, "Why this tilaka?" There is no question of "Why?" Mahajano yena gatah sa pantha. We have been instructed by the acharyas; we have to follow that. That is surrender. You cannot say, "Why?" Is that clear?
 
As soon as there is "Why?", there is no surrender.
 
(Room Conversation – Feb 17, 1971 – Gorakhpur)
 
Compiled by Damaghosa Dasa