First Point in Understanding God

The first point in understanding God is to accept that He has inconceivable potencies. If we accept that, then we can begin to understand.

Lecture on "Srila Prabhupada Gave Us Everything" – SB 3.5.51 – 31st May 1996

Our Real Need

Our real need is to understand Krishna, but we don't know that. We are thinking, "I need food, cloth, and shelter." And modern society has created so many artificial needs.

Lecture on Real Success Stories Are in Srimad-Bhagavatam (SB 8.4.15; Ljubljana, Slovenia, 26 Dec 1998)

Significance of Serving The Devotees For Understanding The Supreme Lord

Our first duty is to satisfy the spiritual master, who can arrange for the Lord’s mercy. A common man must first begin to serve the spiritual master or the devotee.  Then, through the mercy of the devotee, the Lord will be satisfied. Unless one receives the dust of a devotee’s lotus feet on one’s head, there is no possibility of advancement. Unless one approaches a pure devotee, he cannot understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Understanding Who Krishna Really Is

As Krishna's form, qualities, pastimes, etc. are all on the absolute platform, material senses cannot therefore appreciate them. When a conditioned soul is awakened to Krishna consciousness and renders service by using his tongue to chant the Lord's Holy name and taste the remnants of the Lord's food, the tongue is purified and one gradually comes to understand who Krishna really is.

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