1. Gandhi on Krsna

    That is the defect of Gandhi’s movement. He is supposed to be reading Bhagavad-gita, but he has never said, recommended, Krsna worship. That is the defect of his education. Rather, he denied the existence of Krsna: “I don’t believe if any person as Krsna ever lived.”

    (Srila Prabhupada – Morning Walk – September 29, 1975, Ahmedabad)

    An excerpt from essay titled “Who and where is God?”, published in Harijan on June 22, 1947: “Inasmuch as God is omnipresent, He dwells within every human being and all may, therefore, be said to be incarnations of Him. But this leads us nowhere. Rama, Krishna, etc., are called incarnations of God because we attribute divine qualities to them. In truth they are creations of man’s imagination.”

    Author Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948. Title Ramanama / by M.K. Gandhi. Chapter 14, Who and where is God? (pg 19)  Ahmedabad: Navajivan Pub. House, 1964, c1949. Edition 2nd enl. ed., 2nd reprint.

    Mohandas Karamchand (“Mahatma”) Gandhi was shot dead on Jan. 30, 1948