Everybody follows somebody, Whom You Follow

Everywhere there must be, one chief man. Either you are a political party or social party or religious party or Communist party… Just like Communist party, they have got their chief men. Lenin, Stalin. I asked this question from Professor Kotovsky, “Where is the difference of philosophy between your Communist philosophy and our Krishna consciousness philosophy? You have to accept one chief man, that Lenin or Stalin, and we have also selected one chief man, or God, Krishna. So you are following the dictates of Lenin or Stalin or Molotov or this or that.

We are following the philosophy or the instruction of Krishna. So on principle, where is the difference? There is no difference.” You cannot conduct your daily affairs without being dictated by somebody else. So that is the law of nature. Then why don’t you accept the supreme authority? It is not possible that we can live without leadership. Is there any party, is there any school, or is there any institution that they’re conducting without any chief leader or director?

No. The principle is there, that you have to accept one chief. We have to accept the servitorship or to become underhand of some person. So the intelligence is that “Whom we have to accept?” There lies intelligence: “What kind of leader we shall accept?” So our principle is that Krishna should be accepted as the leader because Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita, “There is no more superior person or superior position than Me.”; and “God” means that. In the dictionary “God” means the Supreme Being. Supreme Being means nobody is greater than Him; nobody is equal to Him.

Ref: Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.21- Hawaii, January 17, 1974

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