Prabhupada 0169 - Where is the Difficulty to See Krsna

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Where is the Difficulty to See Krsna
- Prabhupāda 0169

Lecture on BG 4.24 -- August 4, 1976, New Mayapur (French farm)

Yogeśvara: He says now, because we are not yet advanced enough to see Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme Person directly, how should we meditate upon him.

Prabhupāda: You do not see Kṛṣṇa is in the temple? (laughter) We are worshiping something vague? You have to see Kṛṣṇa as Kṛṣṇa says. In the present stage... Just like Kṛṣṇa says raso 'ham apsu kaunteya (BG 7.8). Kṛṣṇa says "I am the taste of the water." You see Kṛṣṇa in the taste of the water. That will make you advanced. According to different stages... Kṛṣṇa says "I am the taste of the water." So when you drink water, why don't you see Kṛṣṇa. "Oh, this taste is Kṛṣṇa." Raso 'ham apsu kaunteya prabhāsmi śaśi-sūryayoḥ. When you see the sunshine, moonshine. Kṛṣṇa says "I am the sunshine, I am the moonshine." So as soon as you see in the morning, sunshine, you see Kṛṣṇa.

As soon as you see at night moonshine, you see Kṛṣṇa praṇavaḥ sarva-vedeṣu any vedic mantra is chanted: om tad viṣṇu para, this omkara is Kṛṣṇa. "paurusam visnu" and anything extraordinary done by somebody, that is Kṛṣṇa. So you have to see Kṛṣṇa in this way. Then, gradually, you'll see; Kṛṣṇa will reveal Himself, you'll see. But there is no difference between realizing the taste of water as Kṛṣṇa and seeing Kṛṣṇa personally; there is no difference. So, according to your present position, you see Kṛṣṇa in that. Then you will gradually see Him. If you want to see immediately Kṛṣṇa's rasa lila that is not possible. You have to see (silence) Kṛṣṇa. As soon as there is heat, you have to know that there is fire. As soon as there is smoke, you have to know there is fire, even though you do not see directly fire. But we can understand, because the snow, eh, smoke is there, there must be fire. So, in this way, in the beginning, you have to realize Kṛṣṇa. That is stated in the seventh chapter. Find out.

raso 'ham apsu kaunteya
prabhāsmi śaśi-sūryayoḥ
praṇavaḥ sarva-vedeṣu
(śabdaḥ khe pauruṣaṁ nṛṣu)
(BG 7.8)

Jayatirtha: O son of Kuntī, Arjuna, I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable oṁ in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man.

Prabhupāda: So in this way see Kṛṣṇa. Where is the difficulty? Who asked this question? Where is the difficulty to see Kṛṣṇa? Is there any difficulty? See Kṛṣṇa. Man-manā bhava mad-bhakto, Kṛṣṇa says: 'Always think of Me'. So, as soon as you drink water, immediately taste and say 'Ah, here is Kṛṣṇa; Man-manā bhava mad-bhakto. Where is the difficulty? There is no difficulty. Everything is there. Uh? What is the difficulty?

Abhinanda: Should we try to remember that Krishna is God?

Prabhupāda: What do you think of him? (Everybody laughs) (Bengali) There, one has read all the Rāmāyaṇa and after reading, he is asking: 'Sītā-devī, whose father she is? (Laughing) Whose father is Sītā-devī? (Loud laughing) Your question is like that. (More laughing)

Abhinanda: In Mayapura, last time, Srila Prabhupada, you told us that we should not forget that Krishna is God. You told it many times.

Prabhupāda: Yes, so why are you forgetting? (devotees are laughing)

Devotee: If a devotee falls down from the path of devotional service,

Charanambuja to Jayantakrit: You should translate all these things.

Devotee: is he ever subject to the hells described in the Bhāgavatam?

Prabhupāda: Uh? A devotee never falls down. (More laughing)

Devotees: Jaya! Jaya Śrīla Prabhupāda! (Loud cheering!) (end)