(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 18 September 2016, Midrand, South Africa, Sunday Feast Lecture, Bhagavad-gita 9.9)
A few years ago, I was involved for a while with the Mayapur Master Plan and one of the plans was to create a special exhibition using hologram technology. It was interesting because they showed us a film that was made of a 3D presence on stage of Michael Jackson after he had passed on. Michael came on stage, he did his shuffle and then he sat down on a big throne. Some girls were offering him trays; I think he had seen pictures of Krsna and the gopis because it looked exactly like that. Michael was sitting there and being worshipped.
The august assembly of vaisnavas, the Swamis, the crème de la crème of ISKCON were watching Michael Jackson! We were all looking at it and we thought it was great because our plan was, and I do not know if it is ever going to happen but the plan was, to do the same with a figure of Srila Prabhupada! To make Prabhupada come in on stage and Prabhupada would turn and give his beaming smile. Then Prabhupada would be there on his vyasasana being worshipped by many devotees… all this in 3D. You will see him as much as you see me here, right now, amazing – hologram! It will cost you an arm, a leg and a bit more than that but it is impressive though.
So Krsna is seeing how we are all playing with the material energy and Krsna is not going to interfere. If Michael Jackson wants to act as if he is Krsna and sit on a throne and be worshipped by these girls and served by many and if he wants to be known as the king of dancers, that is alright. But that title we know very well does not belong to him. Krsna is known as Nataraj, he is the king of dancers. Krsna is ultimately the only one. Krsna may have so many gopis but Krsna can also satisfy them. That is not so easy as every married man knows because, what can we say, it is hard work. That is how it is. But Krsna, he can do it not because he is unlimitedly powerful but because of his unlimited love. Therefore, Krsna can. That is ultimately only what can satisfy the heart!