Prabhupāda: That's all right. If there is sense . . . If there is sense that Lord Śiva is Kṛṣṇa's part and parcel, then it is all right. But if he thinks Lord Śiva is separate authority, then it is mistake. Kṛṣṇa says . . . What is that śloka? Verse, you recite? Ye yathā mām . . .
Indian man: . . . (indistinct) . . .
Prabhupāda: There is "I," Kṛṣṇa. There is "I," Kṛṣṇa. If you understand this demigod . . . Just like this finger. If you understand this finger belongs to Swāmījī, then you are correct. And if you think that this finger is separate power, that is incorrect. This finger is powerful so long attached to the body. And if you cut the finger from the body, it has no power. Similarly, the demigods, if you accept that they are different part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa—there must be relationship with Kṛṣṇa—then it is correct. Just like it is said, sūrya, sūrya upāsanā, that, or durgā upāsanā. These are different upāsanā—sūrya, or pañcopāsanā, durgā upāsanā, sūrya upāsanā, gaṇeśa upāsanā and viṣṇu upāsanā, pañcopāsanā. So how we can worship? Just like Durgā. Durgā is worshiped by the Vaiṣṇava in this way, sṛṣṭi-sthiti-pralaya-sādhana-śaktir ekā chāyeva ya . . . (Bs. 5.44).