He is thinking that "If there is God, He must be like me. So I cannot do this. Therefore there is no God." The same, "Yes. I close my eyes. Then there is no enemies."
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Founder-Acharya of the world-wide Hare Krishna Movement, Brahma Sampradaya Acharya

Srila Prabhupada

Morning Walk with Disciples, December 30, 1973, Los Angeles

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Prabhupada: The definition of God is given in the dictionary: "Supreme Being." That is very nice. Everywhere we see that on the top there is a supreme being, just like in your state, the president. So why not this big government, a Supreme Being? Where is the difficulty? Without something supreme, controller, things cannot go nicely. Otherwise why you select a president? Why you select a supreme being and give him all power that "Your order will be final"? Why you do that? Because you want the government must go on nicely. Otherwise there is no need of electing a president. So supreme being must be there, in every management. So this big huge management, there must be Supreme Being. And that is God. Clear, simple understanding. How can you deny? The difficulty is that with our poor fund of knowledge, we cannot understand that how a Supreme Being, person, can create the sky, this huge water, the sun, moon. Because I am thinking, "God must be like me." A Dr. Frog. He is thinking, "Atlantic Ocean must be like this well." That is our defect. He cannot conceive that beyond this well there can be a vast great mass of water. He cannot conceive. So comparing his intelligence, he is thinking that "How it is possible that a person can create such a big sky, such big, huge...?" Bhumir apo 'nalo vayuh [ Bhagavad-gita 7.4]. This earth, so big, huge quantity of earthly planet. So not only one. Millions. And then water, then fire, then... He cannot conceive. He is thinking that "If there is God, He must be like me. So I cannot do this. Therefore there is no God." The same, "Yes. I close my eyes. Then there is no enemies." That's all. He should be intelligent. Just like we are here ten or twenty men. You accept that "He is our guru. He is most intelligent man." Similarly, somebody is more intelligent than me, somebody is more intelligent, more intelligent. Go on searching. Find out the final intelligent. That is comparative intelligence. That we know. But what is that final intelligence? That we must know. That is God. Just like the sun. If we think that beyond this sun there is no more planet, that is not correct. You cannot go beyond this sun. That is another thing. But all the planets are surrounding the sun. That everyone knows. So if there is a planet this down the sun, why not up the sun? It is common sense. This water is impersonal, but go down the water. You will find millions of persons, aquatics. Those who are seeing superficially on the surface, they have concluded, "Now finished, all personality finished. It is all vacant." That is poor fund of knowledge. Real knowledge is go deep into the water, you will find millions of creatures. They are living very nicely within the water. Andantara-stha-paramanu-chayan... Even within the atom, you will find personality.

ParamatmaDevotee: Is that personality within the atom Paramatma [the Supreme Lord Krishna residing within the heart as Supersoul]?

Prabhupada: Yes, Krishna. Govinda.

Devotee: When they release the atomic energy, where does that energy come from?

Prabhupada: From Krishna. Aham sarvasya prabhavah [Bhagavad-gita 10.8]. He is the origin of everything. Don't you read Bhagavad-gita? Aham sarvasya prabhavah. The atomic energy is different from sarvasya? Sarvasya means everything. Everything comes from Him. The atomic energy must come from Him. Right conclusion.

Devotee: I was wondering. They say they are splitting the atom, and Krishna is living within the atom. When they divide the atom, there is so much energy released.

Prabhupada: That is Krishna's energy. Because Krishna is there, therefore you will find Krishna's energy.

Devotee: Is that more directly Krishna?

Prabhupada: Directly, yes. You cannot even tolerate the atomic energy, and He has got reserved so many other energies. Parasya shaktir vividhaiva shruyate [Chaitanya-charitamrita Madhya 13.65, purport]. Millions of energies Krishna has got. This is one of the energies. You cannot tolerate it. Reservoir of all energies.

Prajapati: Today everybody is lamenting the energy crisis, Srila Prabhupada.

Prabhupada: There is no crisis. They have created the crisis, the rascals.

Karandhara: Prabhupada, we will have to cross over to here to get back.

Prabhupada: All right.

Karandhara: Walk down here.

Prabhupada: Oh, that's all right. They say, "Conservation of energy." So why there is crisis? Find out the reservoir and find out the energy. That is the scientific theory, "conservation of energy." Find out where the energy comes from. When it is finished, so I ask, "Just go to the kitchen. Find out some more to eat." So that is the source of energy. You find out the source of energy. Then there is no crisis. [laughter] But the rascals they do not know where the puri [a fried bread] is being made. He is going to the privy. [laughter] "Might be puri here." That is their mistake. He does not know the puri is being supplied from the kitchen, not from the latrine. That is their mistake. Instead of going to the kitchen they are going to the latrine. Their advancement of knowledge is up to latrine. That's all. That is the Vedanta information [those who take the view that God is impersonal--"all is one"].

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