Srila Prabhupada’s Transparency

Srila Prabhupada was glorified again and again. But in reference to this, he once said (in Hyderabad on November 20, 1972): “People say so much about me, that I have done some wonderful thing. But I say that I am not a magician. I’m not a magician. My only credit is that I am presenting Krsna as He is. That’s all. I am not diluting Krsna. That is not my business. And therefore, because it is pure, pure ghee, therefore everyone accepts. And if you place Dalda (extremely low-class oil), mixing with ghee some rascal thing, then nobody will accept. Therefore, so many swamis went before me in the Western countries, and they presented adulterated, and there, not a single person became a Krsna-bhakta. Now, by thousands, they are becoming. Why? Because it is presented pure thing. Pure thing will be accepted everywhere. I give this example. In a, in Delhi, there is… I have seen. One, there is a confectioner’s shop. He rigidly prepares in pure ghee all the sweetmeats. So you’ll find always hundreds of customers there. And there are by the side of that… Dalda manufacture. It is not… People are still prepared to pay sufficiently if you give pure thing. So this Krsna consciousness movement is presenting Bhagavad-gita as it is. We have not manufactured anything.”