I don't make any compromise with these rascals. No words. No, no. I never made that. Even if I don't get any disciples, I'll be satisfied. But I can't make any compromise like these rascals. I cannot make. Ekaś candras tamo hanti na ca tārā sahasrasaḥ. If I create one moon, that is sufficient. I don't want many stars. That was my Guru Mahārāja's principle, and that is my principle. What is the use of having number of fools and rascals? If one man understands rightly, he can deliver the whole world.
Prabhupāda: Just like Kṛṣṇa . . . Kṛṣṇa is expanding Himself in so many ways. Still He's Kṛṣṇa. He's not impersonal. The Māyāvādī says: "Because Kṛṣṇa has expanded in so many ways, therefore no more Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is finished." Because this is Māyāvāda. "Because Kṛṣṇa has expanded in so many ways, therefore there is no personal Kṛṣṇa." This is Māyāvāda philosophy. But the Upaniṣads say: "No, even though He has expanded in so many thousands ways, still He's Kṛṣṇa."
Dr. Patel: But even Bhāgavata I think says that even though He was born as . . . in body, He was still so in His eternal place there.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Yes. That is pūrṇa. It does not mean . . . just like īśvaraḥ sarva-bhūtānāṁ hṛd-deśe 'rjuna tiṣṭhati (BG 18.61). He's staying in everyone's heart. That does not mean He's finished. He's still there. That is Kṛṣṇa. Mayā tatam idaṁ sarvam (BG 9.4). "And still, don't think that I am there."
Dr. Patel: Avyakta-mūrtinā.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Avyakta-mūrtinā. That is avyakta. His impersonal feature . . . His impersonal feature is avyakta. But His personal feature is vyakta.
Dr. Patel: His personal feature is in Goloka.
Prabhupāda: No. Goloka eva nivasaty akhilātma-bhūtaḥ (Bs. 5.37). That is Kṛṣṇa. Although He's always existing in Goloka Vṛndāvana, He's everywhere. Aṇḍāntara-stha-paramāṇu-cayāntara-sthaṁ govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi (Bs. 5.35). This is Kṛṣṇa conception.
Mākhanalāl: There was that one notable, so-called incarnation. He supposedly lost all his potency be . . .
Mākhanalāl: He said he gave away all his potency . . .
Prabhupāda: He's a rascal. What potency he has got?
Dr. Patel: Who?
Prabhupāda: Any rascal who has called himself incarnation of God. There are so many rascals.
Mākhanalāl: Wasn't that Ramakrishna who said he gave away everything; he had nothing more except . . .
Prabhupāda: You want Ramakrishna.? Don't talk of these nonsense. Simply they have misled, that's all.
Dr. Patel: Simply you bhaja Kṛṣṇa and don't think anything else. And you get all your intelligence there.
Prabhupāda: Therefore Kṛṣṇa has said, mām ekam. "Don't go to these foolish rascals." Mām ekam. Otherwise you'll be misled. Because they are misleaders, rascals.
Dr. Patel: You are so very hard.
Prabhupāda: I must be hard.
Dr. Patel: Hard, harsh, and hard and harsh . . .
Prabhupāda: The whole world is spoiled for these Māyāvādīs. Therefore I am very much hard.
Dr. Patel: What . . . I don't say hard. Hard and harsh . . .
Prabhupāda: No, we must be harder and harder.
Dr. Patel: Hard and harsh. Does matter . . .
Prabhupāda: I don't make any compromise with these rascals. No words. No, no. I'll never make that. Even if I don't get any disciple, I'll be satisfied. But I cannot make any compromise as these rascals. I cannot make. Ekaś candras tamo hanti na ca tārā sahasrasaḥ (Cāṇakya Paṇḍita). If I create one moon, that is sufficient. I don't want many stars. That was my Guru Mahārāja's principle, and that is my principle. What is the use of having number of fools and rascals? If one man understands rightly, he can deliver the whole world. (break)
Indian man (3): Do you mean the other persons . . .?
Prabhupāda: No, no, no. Own way one cannot understand rightly. That is another rascaldom.
Dr. Patel: Understanding God is always supraconscious with them. Never by the mind.
Prabhupāda: They . . . one has to rise, rise . . . understand rightly from the right person. He cannot. He's imperfect. How he can understand rightly?
Dr. Patel: Yes, that's right.
Dr. Patel: If a man has seen a place, that man will show you that place. That is how it is.
Indian man (3): But to reach that place there are several ways.
Prabhupāda: Therefore it is said, tattva-darśinaḥ
. You have to approach a person who has seen the truth. You don't manufacture your own truth. That will be misleading. Tad-vijñānārthaṁ sa gurum evābhigacchet
(MU 1.2.12). This is Vedic instruction. In order to understand scientifically, you must approach a guru