This exchange between His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
and his disciples was recorded during a morning walk on May 1973, Los Angeles 

Srila Prabhupada

Prabhupada: Here the acintya-sakti is working, this mist, fog. You h ave no power ro drive it away. It is beyond your power. You can explain with some juggling of words .. . th at "Such ch emicals, such molecules, such this, that," there are so many things. But (laughing) you have no power to drive it away.

Svarupa Damodara: Yeah . They have no explan ation how the mist is formed. They call…

Prabhupada: That you can do. That is, I can do also. It is n ot very great credit. But if you know how it is formed , then counteract it.

Svarupa Damodara: We know how it is formed.

Prabhupada: Yes. So you know, then you discover, (its) counteracting.

Svarupa Damodara: It is just like milk. Milk looks white, but it is just water. They call it, a colloidal suspension of proteins- these caseins, in water. So similarly, this fog is just a colloidal suspension of water in the air.

Prabhupada: Yes. So you create some fire. It (fog) will be immediately d riven away. Water can be driven away by fire. So you create (fire ); that you cannot. Just sh oot one bomb. There will be some heat, and all the mist will go away. Do it.

Disciple: That would blow up the planet. (laughter)

Prabhupada: Hare Krsna. Water can be counteracted by fire or air. Everyone knows it. So you do it.

This is mystic power. You can talk all nonsense, but you canno t act against it . The refore it is mys tic power. That ac int yasakti, inconceivable, you cannot even think of it. But by nature's arrangement, when th e sun rises-no more mist. All finish ed. A little temperature increase because of the sun, all finished. Nihiiram iva bhiiskarah. This example is given in the Bhiigavata. Nihiira, this (fog) is called nihiira. Just like nihiira is immedia tely dissipated by bhiiskara, by the sun , simil arl y, if one can awaken his dormant devotion , then all his reaction of sinful activities, finished.

So you just create .. . You calculate sun is composition of this chemical, that chemical. Th en just create one sun and throw it. Why simply theoretical futur e, bluff, and juggling of words? That 's not good.

Svarupa Damodara: That is what the research means. Research means to underst and what was not known before.

Prabhupada: Yes. Research means you admit that you are all fools and rascals. Research meant for whom? Who does n ot know? You do not know. You admit that. So many mystic powers are there. You do not know how it is being done. Therefore you have to accept inconceivable power. And without accepting this principle of incon ceivable power, the re is no meaning of God. Not like that . .. became a God. These (fake gods) are for the rascals, fool s. But those who a re inte llige nt, they will stress the (presence of) inconce ivable power.

Just like we accept Krsna as God-inconceivable power. We accept Ramain conceivable power. Not so cheaply. One rascal comes and says, "I am incarnation of God." Another rascal accepts. It is not like that. " … is God." We do not accept. We must see the inconceivable mystic power. Just like Krsna, as a child, lifted a hill. This is inconceivable myst ic power. Ramacandra, He constructed a btidge of stone without pillar. The stone began to float.

So that is an inconceivable power. And because you cannot adjust this inconceivable power, when they are described, you say, "Oh, these are all stories." What is called? Mythology. But these great, gteat sages, Valmiki and Vyasadeva and other acaryas, they simply wasted their time in writing mythology? Such learned scholars? They have not intetpreted that it is mythology. They have accepted it as actual fact.

There was forest fire. All the friends and cowherd boys, they became disturbed. They began to see towards Krsna: "Krsna, what to do?" "All right." He simply swallowed up th e whole fite . This is inconceivable mystic power. That is God. Aisvarya-vairagya-yaso' vabhodha- vlrya-sriya. These six opulences in full. That is God. That inconce ivable power, incon ceivable energy or mys tic power, we have got also. Very minute qua ntity. So many things a re going on within our body. We cannot explain. The same example. My nails a re coming exactly in the form. Although it is spoiled by disease, aga in it is coming. I do not know what machinery is going on , and the nail is coming, exactly fitting the position and everything. Tha t is coming from my body. So that is mystic power. Even it is mystic power for me and to the doctors, everyone … They cannot explain.

Disciple: The doctors are matveling at the complex nature of the human brain. They are amazed.

Prabhupada: Yes. Yes. But they are rascal. It is not the bt ain that is working. It is the spirit soul that is working. The same thing: the computer machine. The rascal will think that a computer machine is working. No. The man is working. He push es the button, then it works. Otllerwise, what is the value of this machine? You keep the machine for thousands of years, it will not work. When an other man will come, put the button, then it will work. So who is working? The machine is working or the man is working? And the ma n is also another machine. And it is working due to the presence of Paramatma , God. Therefore, ultimately, God is wotking. A dead man cannot work. So how long a man temains living? So long the Paramatma is the re, atma is there. Even the atma is there, if Paramatma does not give him intelligence, he cannot work. Mattah smrtir jiianam apohanam ca [Bg. 15.15]. God is giving me intelligence, "You switcg this button." Then I switch this button. So ultimately Krsna is working.

What you a re researching, what you are talking, that is a lso Krsna is do ing. Krsna is giving you intelligence. You, you prayed for this fac ility to Krsna. Krsna is giving you. Sometimes you find accide ntally the experiment is successful. So when Krsna sees that you are so much harassed in experimental, "All right do it." Just like Yasoda Ma was ttying to tie Krsna, but she could n ot do. But when Krsna agreed, it was possible. Similarly, this accident means Krsna helps you: "All right, you have worked so hard, take this result." Everything is Krsna. Mattah smrtir jiianam apohanam ca [Bg. 15.15]. Everything is coming from Krsna.

Svariipa Damodara: They say, "Krsna didn't give me the proper steps how to do the experiments."

Prabhupada: Yes, he gives you. Otherwise how you are doing it. Whatever you are doing, that is by Krsna's grace. And when you are still favorable, then Krsna will give you more facilities. Krsna will give you facility, will favor you, as much as you desire, not more than that. As much proportionately you surrender to Krsna , the intelligence will come. If you fully surrender, then full intelligence will come. It is stated in the Bhagavadgita. Ye yatha mam prapadyante tams tathaiva bhajamy aham [Bg. 4.11]. Krsna says, "You fully surrender. I give you full protection." Aham tvam sarva- papebhyo mok~ayiDami [Bg. 18.66]. He will give you full intelligence .

That will be our great success when the scientific world will admit . Let them admit simpl y. Then our Krsna consciousness movement will be great Sllccess. You simply admit, "Yes, there is God and mystic power." Then our movement is very successful.