Scheverman: Well I would be very interested, as the man who lives across the street right over here, pastor of St. Mark’s parish, in talking with your local leadership and discussing whatever programs you are interested in working in this particular community. And I think perhaps…
Prabhupāda: No community—everyone is welcome.
Scheverman: Well, there are ways in which we might work together and cooperate.
Prabhupāda: Just like a school. A school is open for everyone. Whoever wants to take up education, he can come.
Scheverman: I can understand that very well, because I have been a teacher for many years, and also the principal of the school, and can understand your educational concepts and the importance of them. You cannot operate a school without discipline, without training. People cannot use their brains useless they are in order.
Prabhupāda: No, there must be proper training.
Kern: God consciousness…, would you explain something of the religious experience of God consciousness?
Prabhupāda: No, God consciousness is the highest level. It is not possible for everyone. But in whatever platform he is, if there is cooperation with God consciousness movement, then he gets the result. Just like in this body…. Same example: leg’s duty is different and brain duty is different, hand’s duty is different, belly’s duty different, but when there is cooperation, all the parts of the body derive the same benefit.
Scheverman: Yes, I see. So if one has the experience of God in a cooperative, well, good and sound social body, then all will profit from that experience.
– Conversation: June 15, 1976, Detroit
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