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Dr. Singh: Should we want to unite the world, or should be want to unite ourselves with Kṛṣṇa?
Dr. Singh: Should we not rather want to unite ourselves with Kṛṣṇa rather than to unite the world?
Prabhupāda: Well, unless you are united with Kṛṣṇa, how you can teach the world to become united?
Dr. Singh: But why should one teach the world to become united with Kṛṣṇa?
Prabhupāda: To become happy, to be happy. To become really happy. Yaṁ labdhvā cāparaṁ lābhaṁ manyate nādhikaṁ tataḥ. Everyone feels satisfied, "Oh, I have got Kṛṣṇa..."
Dr. Singh: So the first thing is to get Kṛṣṇa.
Dr. Singh: The world can then be looked after later.
Prabhupāda: No. Side by side.
(Srila Prabhupada Conversation with Dr. Karan Singh, Former Cabinet Minister and Member of the Royal Family of Kashmir, November 25, 1971, Delhi)