SB-5.5.1-2–“Don’t Live the Life of a Hog”–Bombay, March 25, 1977
670) Whether I know how to know Krishna! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
——- So simply by becoming bhakta… Kevalaya… Kecid kevalaya bhaktya vasudeva-parayanah. Kevalaya bhakta. Simply if you take to the process of bhakti… That is recommended in the Bhagavad-gita also. Bhaktya mam abhijananti. If you want to know God, if you want to know the relationship with God, if you know what is your business after understanding God, then bhakti. Krsna says. Krsna, no… Although there are different ways of self-realization — karma, jnana, yoga, bhakti, these are the principles. But Krsna recommends that “If you want to know Me actually, then bhaktya.” Krsna teaches Arjuna Bhagavad-gita because Arjuna was a devotee. Bhakto ‘si me priyo ‘si: [Bg. 4.3] “Because you are My dear friend and bhakta, therefore I am teaching you.” ————————–