Interviewer (4): That means the movement should make an attack on the politicians, people who make the decisions.
Prabhupāda: No. Politician, of course, it is, in the Bhagavad-gītā it is stated imaṁ rājarṣayo viduḥ (BG 4.2). This system, this science, was understood by the rājarṣi, kings who were as good as ṛṣis, rājarṣis. So where is that politician, politician as good as a ṛṣi? That is the difficulty. It is meant for rājarṣi. Rāja and ṛṣi. Just like Janaka Mahārāja, Parīkṣit Mahārāja, Yudhiṣṭhira Mahārāja, Prahlāda Mahārāja, they were kings, but they were at the same time so great and saintly, they were called rājarṣi, and this is a subject matter for the rājarṣis. Imaṁ vivasvate yogaṁ proktavān aham avyayam (BG 4.1), manur ikṣvākave 'bravīt, uh...
Harikeśa: Vivasvān manave prāha.
Prabhupāda: Ah, vivasvān manave prāha manur ikṣvākave 'bravīt, evaṁ paramparā-prāptam imaṁ rājarṣayo viduḥ (BG 4.2). So where is rājarṣi? That is the difficulty. Where is that brāhmaṇa, where is that kṣatriya, where is that system? Now anyone can capture the political power by hook and crook, that is another thing. But it is meant for the rājarṣi, imaṁ rājarṣayo viduḥ. Where is their training? The politician, where he is trained up as ṛṣi? There is no such service.
Interviewer (4): Has there been any official opposition to your movement in any country?
Prabhupāda: No, no.
Interviewer (3): Your movement is spreading largely. Do you think that it will be welcome in the Communist countries?
Prabhupāda: Yes, I have been in Moscow. I saw many learned professors. We are selling our books there.
Interviewer (3): You are selling your books in Moscow?
Prabhupāda: Oh, yes. Everyone, every intelligent man will accept. We are selling books in East Germany, which is Communist. They are taking our books.
Interviewer (4): Are there any centers of the society in the Communist world?
Prabhupāda: We have not tried so far. Ānukūlyena kṛṣṇānuśīlanam (CC Madhya 19.167).
Interviewer (4): Maybe such a thing is not allowed.
Prabhupāda: No, we have gone there, but there are difficulties to start. People are interested. Everywhere people are interested.
Interviewer (4): What is the response in the Islamic countries?
Prabhupāda: Yes, we have got many students. In Iran we have got center and there are many Muslims. They are our student.