01. Are Krishna Bhaktas outside ISKCON at Neophyte stage? During our course of ISO, we discussed about 3 levels of devotees. In NOI also we are re-visting the same topic in more depth. Can we consider Krishna devotees outside ISKCON, who do not yet have knowledge about our paramapra and teachings (say they are chanting some mantra of Krishna and maybe reading other versions of BG/SB) as neophyte devotees? As per the discussion in ISO the qualities of those devotees match that of a neophyte.