Srila Prabhupada informed us that real magic was to get the whole world to chant the Hare Krishna mantra and to ‘convert’ sensualists into Vaisnavas. But, as he told us, people prefer to see tricks, siddhis and inexplicable phenomenon rather than marvel at the infinite ‘magic’ performed by the Lord every day. Srila Prabhupada’s perspective on ‘magic’ was nicely captured when he lectured on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.6 in October 1972, in Vrindavana. He said, “Sometimes they do not like the devotees because the devotees, they cannot show this magic. They do not like that within four year, five years, the whole world should be chanting Hare Krsna mantra. That is not magic. But if he can jump over a river, that is the magic. That is magic. The side of the magic they have no eyes to see. “So the yoga-siddhi, that is magic. But devotee can show better magic, but they do not bother their time for yoga practice. That is bhakti. Because he’s under the care of the supreme magician. Krsna. So if there is need of magic, Krsna will show.”