Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Ford is car but car is not Ford
God, by His plenary expansion, He is situated everywhere. Therefore, His name is Vasudeva. Now Vasudeva is the origin of everything. So that is explained in the Bhagavad-gita, vasudevah sarvam iti sa mahatma sudurlabhah (Bg. 7.19). Anyone who has understood that everything, whatever we see, that is Vasudeva… But we should always remember that Vasudeva is everything; still, everything is not Vasudeva. Just like in a big factory. In your country or in America that Ford, Mr. Ford, he has got very big factory. So in the factory, everywhere the Mr. Ford is there. But if you have to see Mr. Ford, you cannot see the car Ford and you become satisfied. The car is also written there, “Ford.” So if I want to see Mr. Ford and if we see the car, and we say, “Now I have met with Mr. Ford,” that is foolishness. (laughter) The car is Ford, but Ford is not the car.
In this way try to understand. Everything is God, but everything is not God. In this way you have to understand.
In this way try to understand. God is everything, but everything is not God. In this way you have to understand.