God has no father, but when He accepts somebody as father, that is His devotee. God has no birth, no death, no father, no mother, but when He appears, then He accepts. Just like Jesus Christ, he also, when he appeared, he accepted a mother, a devotee

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"God has no father, but when He accepts somebody as father, that is His devotee" |"God has no birth, no death, no father, no mother, but when He appears, then He accepts. Just like Jesus Christ, he also, when he appeared, he accepted a mother, a devotee"

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He appeared as son of Vasudeva. Because God has no father, but when He accepts somebody as father, that is His devotee. God has no birth, no death, no father, no mother, but when He appears, then He accepts. Just like Jesus Christ, he also, when he appeared, he accepted a mother, a devotee.

Prabhupāda: Just like Kṛṣṇa appeared about five thousand years ago.

Interviewer: Five thousand...?

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Interviewer: Years ago.

Prabhupāda: Prehistoric. Because the world has no history more than three thousand years ago.

Interviewer: And you say that He appeared as the son of God?

Prabhupāda: No. He appeared as son of Vasudeva. Because God has no father, but when He accepts somebody as father, that is His devotee.

God has no birth, no death, no father, no mother, but when He appears, then He accepts. Just like Jesus Christ, he also, when he appeared, he accepted a mother, a devotee.

Interviewer: In India He appeared. Is that correct?

Prabhupāda: Yes, yes.

Interviewer: But you brought this to the United States about six years ago.

Prabhupāda: Yes.

Interviewer: Is that correct? It was not active in the United States until about six years ago.

Prabhupāda: No. Six years ago nobody knew, practically, what is Kṛṣṇa.

Interviewer: But there was a very active movement in India?

Prabhupāda: Oh, India, everyone…

Interviewer: From five thousand years ago?

Prabhupāda: Yes, there are hundreds and thousands of Kṛṣṇa temples in India.