Saturday, 8 October 2016

"Any rascal can say"

Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: Professor Sarkar, a big magician, he kills, cuts people's body, then he joins them.
Prabhupāda: So many things. Magic jugglery is...
Mr. Malhotra: But there are some siddhis also. These siddhi, siddhis.
Prabhupāda: That is siddhi, magic also siddhi. You are successful businessman, that is also siddhi. That is also siddhi. Yatatām api siddhānām [Bg. 7.3]. Even one is siddha, he cannot understand Kṛṣṇa. That is said, yatatām api siddhānām [Bg. 7.3]. Even one is siddha, still he cannot understand Kṛṣṇa.
Mr. Malhotra: But if he goes to āśrama, where and everybody sits there, the big Kṛṣṇa statue is there. In his room personal room Kṛṣṇa statue...
Prabhupāda: If he is at all devotee of Kṛṣṇa, he will never say that he is Bhagavān. That is foolishness. That very assertion is foolishness.
Mr. Malhotra: But Bhagavān, they don't call them Bhagavān.
Prabhupāda: That they write in the books. They don't call, but write in the books.
Hari-śauri: There was one article in the Blitz where they quoted him saying, God is man and man is God.
Gopāla Kṛṣṇa: He said he is the incarnation for this age.
Prabhupāda: And where is the evidence? Anyone can say, "I am incarnation." (laughter) Any rascal can say.

Room Conversation with Life Member, Mr. Malhotra -December 22, 1976, Poona

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