1. Understanding Krsna through Bhagavad-gita and Krsna book

    Therefore our duty is to know Krsna. Janma karma. Krsna comes, Krsna appears, Krsna disappears. Why Krsna comes? Why Krsna is not seen? Janma karma. Why He acts? Why He takes birth in the battlefield of Kuruksetra? Why He teaches Arjuna? Why He dances with the gopis? So many things, Krsna’s life. We have read Krsna book. There are so many activities. They’re all transcendental, although they’re written just like ordinary story activities of a person. But they are not ordinary things. If you simply read Krsna book, although it looks like story, then you become delivered from these clutches of repetition of birth and death. It is so nice. Because you will understand Krsna, what is Krsna, and here it is said, janma karma me divyam ye janati tattvatah [Bg. 4.9]. It is explained. The people who are reading Krsna book very seriously, and tries to understand Krsna, he will understand. Krsna is very kind. As soon as he begins reading Krsna book with a little faith and adherence, Krsna will be very much pleased. Srnvatam sva-kathah krsnah punya-sravana-kirtanah [SB 1.2.17]. As soon as Krsna is within your heart, so when you read Bhagavad-gita or Krsna book with little seriousness, then Krsna understands, “Now he is serious to understand Me.” He’s with the… You haven’t got to search out Krsna. He’s already within you. Simply you have to become little serious: “Krsna, kindly give me knowledge so that I can understand.” Buddhi-yogam dadami tam.

    From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Bhagavad-gita 4.9 — March 29, 1974, Bombay