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.
Devotee: Is that personality
within the atom Paramatma [the Supreme Lord Krishna residing within the
heart as Supersoul]?
Prabhupada: Yes, Krishna.
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
Devotee: Is that more
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"].