“In the Dvapara-yuga people should worship Lord Visnu only by the regulative principles of the Narada-pancaratra and other such authorized books. In the Age of Kali, however, people should simply chant the holy names of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.”
“Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods, those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings, and those who worship Me will live with Me”
The Bhagavad-Gita is an authoritative statement given to Arjuna by Lord Krishna. It must be borne in the mind that the Bhagavad-Gita was spoken on a battlefield. Before the battle, Arjuna declined to fight with his own kinsmen.
The sage does not make any distinction on the basis of color, intelligence or species. He sees every living entity as a small particle of spirit soul.
The original consciousness of the self cannot be awakened as long as it is contaminated by material affection. The soul in his pure state does not want anything material.
Knowledge is the solution. And for knowledge we have to go to the right person, the one who has actually seen or experienced the Absolute Truth. Unless we find such a person there is very little chance for our making spiritual advancement.
The human body is an opportunity to become free from repeated birth and death. The soul is eternal and by nature full of bliss and knowledge but the material body gives rise to distress.
Some day the tiny soul will want to get out of material entanglement. This may happen because of frustration with painful experiences, because of a desire to achieve financial stability, because of curiosity, or because of wisdom.
This beautiful Bhagavatam is sufficient in itself for God realization. As soon as one attentively and submissively hears the message of Bhagavatam, he becomes attached to the Supreme Lord.
Long before the creation, personified Vedic knowledge existed. Great saintly persons accept these descriptions and the Vedic literature is still going strong all over the world. So where is the evidence that it has any cessation? Actually, there is no evidence of a beginning to it and no evidence of its end.
One God–Lord Sri Krishna, one scripture–Bhagavad-gita As It Is, one hymn-Hare Krishna, one work-Loving service to the Lord and the result will be one World of peace and prosperity.
The Supreme Truth is beyond the power of the material senses to see or to know. So what spiritual understanding can we expect to arrive at by ourselves?