Guest (3): So, Srila Prabhupada, have you realized God?
Prabhupada: What do you think? What is your opinion?
Guest (3): I can't say.
Prabhupada: Then if I say, "yes," then what you will understand? If you
are not yourself expert, then even if I say, "Yes, I am God realized,"
how you will take it as truth? If you do not know what is God
realization, then how you can ask this question and how you will be
satisfied by the answer? You do not know.
Guest (3): Well, what is God realization?
Prabhupada: Then... Then you were asking, "Are you God realized?" If I
say, "Yes," then how you'll believe it? You do not know what is God
realization. Then why do you put this question? You do not know
yourself. If I say,"Yes," how you'll understand that I am right?
Therefore you should not put all these questions. It has no value. You
do not know yourself what is God realization. Now, just like a medical
man, if he asks another man, medical man, so if he says, "Yes," then
medical man will understand him by technical terms whether he is medical
man. So unless one is medical man, what is the use of asking another
man, "Are you medical man?" Unless you are prepared to take the answer
whatever I give. Are you prepared?
Guest (3): Yes.
Prabhupada: Then it is all right. I am. I am seeing God every
moment. So unless we are prepared to take the answer, we should
not put ourself...
[Reporters Interview June 29, 1974, Melbourne]