Prabhupāda: In India, what is going on as "Hindu dharma," it is a bogus thing. It has no meaning. Just like this Ramakrishna Mission, this Vivekananda, this Aurobindo, this Mahesh Yogi, so many others, all bogus. Anyone who is not going in terms of the Caitanya Mahāprabhu's cult or His teaching, he's a bogus. Anyone.
Not only in India; all over the world. At the present moment, the real, transcendental spiritual life means to follow the cult or instruction of Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Otherwise, everyone is bogus. They're simply wasting their time. They have no knowledge of spiritual life. And Caitanya Mahāprabhu's cult means Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Yāre dekha, tāre kaha kṛṣṇa-upadeśa (CC Madhya 7.128).
(voices in background)
What is that? What does he say?
Devotee: He's talking nonsense.
Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. (japa) When preaching our movement we should take this attitude. We cannot make compromise with anyone. Kṛṣṇa . . . Kṛṣṇa, Caitanya . . . Lord Caitanya's cult is to preach the instruction or talks about Kṛṣṇa. That's all. Yāre dekha, tāre kaha kṛṣṇa-upadeśa (CC Madhya 7.128).
Svarūpa Dāmodara: Kṛṣṇa-prema?
Prabhupāda: Kṛṣṇa-upadeśa. This is Caitanya's cult. Whomever you meet, you talk of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That's . . . that is the cult of Caitanya Mahāprabhu. This is genuine spiritual movement. Or the human society's movement. Spiritual, cultural, religious, philosophical, scientific—everything, complete. Hare Kṛṣṇa.
So, do you admit these facts? From any angle of vision, if one does not accept this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, he is aimless, bogus. Unless you are convinced, how you can preach? But this is the fact. (japa)
While preaching, you must have your locus standi, what is your position. And you must be able to defend your position.
Svarūpa Dāmodara: That is why we ask so many questions to Śrīla Prabhupāda.
Svarūpa Dāmodara: That is why we are asking questions, so that . . .
Prabhupāda: Yes. You ask, clarify it. Be strong in your position and then preach. Harer nāma harer nāma harer nāma . . . (CC Adi 17.21).
Svarūpa Dāmodara: The literal meaning of sūtra is a condensed statement, Prabhupāda?
Svarūpa Dāmodara: The literal meaning of sūtra . . .
Svarūpa Dāmodara: . . . is a condensed statement?
Svarūpa Dāmodara: So it is like the . . .
Prabhupāda: Syn . . . synopsis. Synopsis. Just like in business there are codes, Bentley's codes. So to minimize the expenditure of telegraph, you give one word. From the other side, they will understand. There is code book. This code means that, "Received your letter. The quotation is supplied," like that, so many things, one code. You know that? Business codes. There are some stock words. That stock words is simply by two, one word, the whole stock word comes. Sūtra means that. Just like a . . . just like you missing something; as soon as you get one little code, you immediately remember: "Yes, yes, everything is there." That is called code, sūtra. Sūtra means thread.