By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda
You can bluff the material police, but you cannot bluff Krishna. That is not possible. If you are doing anything wrong, then it is being seen by the Supreme Personality. He’s everywhere. Therefore those who are God conscious, as theists, they think, “I am doing this nonsense. Krishna, God, will see it.”… That is the Indian culture. Even an ordinary person, who has no education, will admit, uparwala dekhega: “God will see.” That’s a fact. So if everyone is God conscious, that “God is everywhere,” then how can he act sinfully? It is not possible. If he is God conscious, he knows that “God is everywhere, and He will see if I do something sinful by bluffing others.” Therefore God consciousness is so important.
If the Krishna consciousness movement is spread, and if it is taken by all people, then so many things will be automatically reformed. There will be no need of police. There will be no need of C.I.D. Because if one is God conscious, he’ll not do anything wrong. But because people are not God conscious, they are doing so many wrong things that is has been almost impossible to govern the people. Therefore Krishna consciousness movement is very essential to understand this fact, that samam carantam sarvatra bhūtānām yan mithah kalih [SB 1.8.28].
[An excerpt from a Lecture on the Srimad Bhagavatam 1.8.28, Mayapur, October 8, 1974]