Accepting Krishna - an essential subject
Accepting Lord Krishna as God is not an easy task for people in general, and various arguments are put forward to counter the claim that Krishna is the Supreme Absolute Truth. In order to progress spiritually, one has to trust acknowledged spiritual authorities rather than one’s mundane mind. Material philosophers and scientists don’t avail themselves, or accept, the wisdom of the great ācāryas. Versed in transcendental knowledge, these spiritual masters have realized through pure devotional service that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Accordingly, Krishna can be known as He is by the causeless mercy of these pure devotees who distribute this knowledge. One may accept Krishna or one may reject Krishna, but actually, the goal of life is to accept Krishna as the Supreme Person. He Himself declares in the Bhagavad-gita that He is the original cause of all causes, of whom no one is equal to or greater. Srila Prabhupada teaches us to “Accept Krishna as He says. That is the main business. Our philosophy is simple because we take Krishna's word as it is. And we believe it firmly." This will make us happy.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Accepting Krishna category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|When we come to the right conclusion, we accept the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, as the ultimate truth. (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 21.15)|
|Only the devotee, who accepts Krsna as He describes Himself, without interpretation, can understand that the Supreme Absolute Truth can eat food and enjoy it. (Bhagavad-gītā 9.26)|
|It is stated in the Bhagavad-gita that anyone who accepts Lord Visnu or Krsna as the supreme friend attains the highest perfection of peaceful life. (Kṛṣṇa Book, Chapter 89)|
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