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Monday, November 10, 2008

Complete realization of Krishna

In BG 2.2, Srila Prabhupada writes in his purport “Krsna and the Supreme Personality of Godhead are identical. Therefore Lord Krsna is referred to as "Bhagavan" throughout the Gita. Bhagavan is the ultimate in the Absolute Truth. Absolute Truth is realized in three phases of understanding, namely Brahman or the impersonal all-pervasive spirit; Paramatma, or the localized aspect of the Supreme within the heart of all living entities; and Bhagavan, or the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krsna. In the Srimad-Bhagavatam this conception of the Absolute Truth is explained thus:

vadanti tat tattva-vidas tattvam yaj jnanam advayam
brahmeti paramatmeti bhagavan iti sabdyate

The Absolute Truth is realized in three phases of understanding by the knower of the Absolute Truth, and all of them are identical. Such phases of the Absolute Truth are expressed as Brahman, Paramatma, and Bhagavan
." (SB 1.2.11)

In BG 7.1, Srila Prabhupada writes “Impersonal brahmajyoti or localized Paramatma realization is not perfect knowledge of the Absolute Truth because it is partial. Full and scientific knowledge is Krsna, and everything is revealed to the person in Krsna consciousness. In complete Krsna consciousness one knows that Krsna is ultimate knowledge beyond any doubts. Different types of yoga are only steppingstones on the path of Krsna consciousness. One who takes directly to Krsna consciousness automatically knows about brahmajyoti and Paramatma in full. By practice of Krsna consciousness yoga, one can know everything in full--namely the Absolute Truth, the living entities, the material nature, and their manifestations with paraphernalia

Hare Krishna


Madhava Gosh said...

I like your graphic. I tried doing something similar in the past but didn't get much of a response to it.

Check it out at:


ananda said...

Hare Krishna prabhu

I am not able to copy and paste the entire URL as it is not showing the complete address.

I used Powerpoint and converted the slide to a jpg...pretty easy, you should try it too.

Hare Krishna

Madhava Gosh said...

I just tried copying and pasting the url and it worked for me. That is the complete addy.

It is a jpg.

Email me at gourdmad@ovnet.com and I will send you a copy.