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I can say my method is very nice. You can say your method is very nice. But we have to judge by the result. That is . . . Bhagavata says that that process of religion is very good following which one becomes a lover of God

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1971 Conversations and Morning Walks

You can say . . . I can say my method is very nice. You can say your method is very nice. But we have to judge by the result. That is . . . Bhāgavata says that that process of religion is very good following which one becomes a lover of God.

Kṛṣṇa again came, as Lord Caitanya, to teach people how to surrender. And because we are following the footsteps of Lord Caitanya, the method is so sublime that even foreigners who never knew Kṛṣṇa, they are surrendering. The method is so potent. So that was my purpose. We don't say that, "This religion is better than this religion," or "My process is better." We want to see by the result. In the Sanskrit there is a word, phalena paricīyate. A thing is judged by the result.

Interviewer: A thing is just . . .?

Prabhupāda: By the result.

Interviewer: Oh, yes.

Prabhupāda: You can say . . . I can say my method is very nice. You can say your method is very nice. But we have to judge by the result. That is . . . Bhāgavata says that that process of religion is very good following which one becomes a lover of God.

Interviewer: Yes. But of course, you know, your religion is not the only one which teaches this particular precept.

Prabhupāda: That I am explaining, that it is not the only one. There may be many. But it is practically effective.

Interviewer: Now let's say, in the part of the world where, if I'm understanding your philosophy and your history correctly, in the part of the world where this particular philosophy and this particular belief originated, which is in India, right, in the Eastern part of the world, at least as we look at it—is it successful there? Do you have a large following over there?

Prabhupāda: Oh, yes. Recently I was in India. I held two meetings, I mean, continued for ten days everywhere, and twenty to thirty thousand people were attending daily. That India's position is that they are naturally Kṛṣṇa conscious, but at the present moment, by the so-called leaders, they want to replace this Kṛṣṇa consciousness into material consciousness.

Interviewer: Is the Kṛṣṇa consciousness belief or philosophy compatible with the Hindu religion which . . .

Prabhupāda: With any religion.

Interviewer: Beg your pardon?

Prabhupāda: Any religion.

Interviewer: Any religion.

Prabhupāda: Because God is one. It is the science of God. The "Two plus two equal to four," it is understood by everyone. It is not that it is to be understood by the Christian, not by the Hindus. "Two plus two equal to four" is a fact for everyone. Similarly, God is fact for everyone. Now how to love God—this is the only process. That is.