Giriraj Swami: When I first met Mr. Mota, he started to preach impersonal philosophy. He said, “When Krishna says ‘Me’ in Bhagavad-gita, He doesn’t mean Krishna the person. Krishna is not Krishna. Krishna means something else. The all-pervading Krishna is greater than the person Krishna.

When Prabhupada was in Bombay, I’d come to him in the evening and report my day’s activities. So that evening I told Prabhupada about my meeting with Mr. Mota. Srila Prabhupada said, “First of all, if Krishna’s not Krishna, then is Mr. Mota not Mr. Mota? Does Mr. Mota mean something else? And secondly, you should ask Mr. Mota, ‘What is more valuable to you, one hundred million rupees spread out so that one rupee is in everyone else’s pocket or one million rupees in your pocket?

Prabhupada was saying, “Even if he thinks the all-pervading Krishna is greater, he’ll get more benefit from the person Krishna.” Again, Prabhupada gave a perfect analogy according to the mentality of the person.