Lecture on Srimad-bhagavatam 7.9.12 — Mayapur, February 19, 1976:
“Acarya gives some way for simple understanding. The same conclusion, but according to the time, circumstances, they give a very easy method to understand. That is acarya. Acarya is following strictly the previous acarya, but according to the circumstances, he may make little changes. That is… That change is not change from the original idea.”
Lecture on Srimad-bhagavatam 11.3.21 — New York, April 13, 1969:
“So today we shall perform some initiation performances in this meeting, and we are happy that you have come to participate in this nice function. So, see the procedure, how we are doing it. This is Vedic principle, simplified to suit according to the time and place; otherwise, there are many other paraphernalia. So, this is the idea.”
Everything is required, provided you can satisfy Krishna. This is the principle. In, according to time, circumstances, the dealing.
Lecture on The Nectar of Devotion — Bombay, December 26, 1972:
“Now the question is whether this kind of black marketing, bribing, is required for spiritual life. And the answer is that everything is required, provided you can satisfy Krishna. This is the principle. In, according to time, circumstances, the dealing.”
Just find out the condition of the society. So, we have to take account of the time, circumstances, society, and then preaching.
Lecture — Seattle, October 2, 1968:
“Just find out the condition of the society. So, we have to take account of the time, circumstances, society, and then preaching. So, to society like that it is not possible to understand the high philosophical things as it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita. But the primary fact, the authority is God, that is accepted both in Bible and Bhagavad-gita.”
Lecture at World Health Organization — Geneva, June 6, 1974 Srila Prabhupada said:
“Well, after all, this is material world. The miserable conditions are there. But as far as possible, try to minimize. Our only aim is how to save time for spiritual cultivation. That is our main aim. So, we have to find out the opportunity according to the time, circumstances. We, we do not reject anything. Whatever is favorable, we accept.”
Philosophy Discussion on Charles Darwin Srila, Prabhupada said:
“That we accept. That we accept, that we have to adjust things according to circumstances. That is acceptable. But finally, if God does not approve of it, it does not happen. … We make counteractivities for adjusting things, but unless it is approved by the Supreme Lord, that adjustment also will not be very much helpful.