Srila Prabhupada

“The rascal says that 'Krishna consciousness movement is teaching people to escape. They've become…' No, that is not Krishna's instruction. We do not allow any lazy man. He must be engaged. That is Krishna consciousness movement. That is Krishna's order. Niyatam kuru karma. Arjuna was refusing to fight. He was trying to be nonviolent gentleman. Krishna did not allow him. 'No, no, you cannot do that. That is your weakness.' Kutas tva kasmalam idam visame samupasthitam: 'You are proving yourself rascal. It is anarya-justam. This kind of proposal is for the anarya, uncivilized man. Don't do that.' That is Krishna's…

So don't think that Krishna consciousness movement, those who are Krishna conscious, they'll become lazy and imitate Haridasa Thakura. That is not Krishna consciousness. Krishna consciousness means, as Krishna instructs, you must be very, very busy, twenty-four hours. That is Krishna consciousness. Not to become a lazy fellow, eat and sleep. No.

So this is dharmasya glanih. But you have to change your angle of vision. In the material conditioned life your aim is how to satisfy your senses. And Krishna consciousness means you have to work in the same spirit, same vigor, but you have to satisfy Krishna. That is spiritual life. Not that to become lazy fellow."

(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Vrindavan, September 21, 1976)