1. Mayavadis are in maya, thinking they are Krsna

    Any person who considers Krsna as material, His body also material — he is a mudha: avajananti mam mudha manusim tanum asritam [Bg. 9.11]. That mudha thinks Krsna, because He is playing just like a human being, therefore He is one of us, one of us. The rascals, they try to imitate Krsna. How you can imitate Krsna? Krsna is not an ordinary human being. He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Krsna says, mattah parataram nanyat kincid asti dhananjaya [Bg. 7.7]. The Mayavadis, because they are impersonalists, they cannot understand Krsna; therefore they think that “I am also Krsna. I am also Krsna. If Krsna can say mattah parataram nanyat kincid asti dhananjaya, I can also say that.”

    But how he can say? First of all, you show the activities of Krsna. Krsna killed the Putana Raksasi when He was three months old. Krsna, as a cowherd boy, was going daily to the forest, and He was killing Aghasura, Bakasura, Dhenukasura — so many asuras. Krsna lifted the Govardhana Hill. What is your record of activities? Simply by meditating you have become Krsna? This is not… This is maya. Therefore yatatam api siddhanam kascin vetti [Bg. 7.3]. He does not know what is Krsna, and he is thinking that “I have become Krsna by [indistinct].” That is not possible.

    Therefore one has to learn the yoga system by which you can understand Krsna. Before learning Krsna… You cannot become even by learning Krsna. By learning Krsna you can become a pure devotee of Krsna, not Krsna. That is nonsense. If anyone says, “Now I have become Krsna. Why shall I go to see the temple of Krsna? I am Krsna,” so they are in maya; they are not.

    From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Bhagavad-gita 4.1 — February 7, 1974, Vrndavana