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"The Absolute Need For God"


Los Angeles, December 16, 1973




Prabhupada: ...need of God or not? Whether there is need of God?


Prajapati: The scientists say no, Srila Prabhupada.


Prabhupada: That is rascaldom.


Prajapati: They say there's neither need, nor usefulness.


Prabhupada: That is their rascaldom. What is your opinion, scientist? There is need of God.


Svarupa Damodara: They may say that there is no necessity, but the fact is that there must be.


Prabhupada: Yes.


Svarupa Damodara: Otherwise they, we cannot conceive of how things are going on.


Prabhupada: Nityo nityanam cetanas cetananam (Katha Upanisad 2.2.13). Just like in the modern days, government, they have abolished monarchism, but still, why they elect a president? Why?


Prajapati: Must be leadership.


Prabhupada: Must be. That is the point. If you have abolished monarchy, then why you are electing another rascal to become a monarch? What is the answer? Why do you need it?


Svarupa Damodara: Because they need law and order.


Prabhupada: Yes, there must be. In our organization... Just like in each temple we elect a president. Then we get GBC. Then above all, I am. So that is needed. It is not conventional. It is needed. Therefore above everything, there must be God. So if these people, they say, "There is no need of God, there is no use for Him," that means they are all rascals.




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