Conversation–“You Cannot Preach Your Philosophy” April 12, 1975, Hyderabad.
923) Whether I know the Supreme Authority is Krishna Only! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————— Guest: Here (indistinct) comes just for one day or ten days that…
Prabhupada: May no, what is your answer to this?
Guest: That is what I was answering.
Guest: What he does, each day he takes one sloka, and he just goes on giving discourse for an hour or what… (indistinct) …he just has his discussion, “Now this sloka, we will take and we will discuss.”
Prabhupada: No, I have read some of his…
Guest: …because his Gita is there, all slokas (indistinct)
Prabhupada: He has said somewhere, I don’t particularly know, “The Indian priests(?) think like that.”
Tamala Krsna: In his Gita, in the verse that describes how to meditate on the formless, he states that although it says in the Bhagavad-gita that it is very difficult to understand the formless aspect, he says this was true five thousand years ago but now it is no longer true.
Prabhupada: Just see.
Tamala Krsna: I have read in his Gita.
Guest: Five thousand years ago it must have been true but now…
Prabhupada: No, no. There is the verse, kleso ‘dhikataras tesam avyakta-sakta-cetasam [Bg. 12.5]. So in explaining that sloka he said, “It was painful five thousand years ago, but it is not now painful. It has become easy.” That means the version of Gita can be changed after five thousand years. Then what is the importance of speaking by Krsna if it is changeable like material things? Then what is the authority of Krsna? Is it changeable? ————————–