Thursday, 25 August 2011

How much has one realized Krishna

Devotee (3): Srila Prabhupada, how..., how is one able to draw the distinction between working very hard for Krsna and over-endeavoring?
Prabhupada: Hm. What is that -- phalena pariciyate. By the result youcan understand. By serving Krsna, he will understand more aboutKrsna. Krsna will be clear to him. That is the test, because it is said, sevonmukhe hi jihvadau svayam. Krsna cannot be realized by so-called speculation, but if you render service to Krsna, then Krsnawill reveal to you. Revelation. So, he, how much service he is giving,that will be tested how much he has realized Krsna. This is the test.If Krsna is still vague idea to him, then he has not advanced. This isthe test. Just like if you are eating something, then you will feel satisfaction. You are hungry, you have been given some food, but youcannot say that "I am eating, also I am not satisfied in my hunger."That cannot be. If you are actually serving Krsna, then Krsna will reveal to you. You will know what is Krsna, asamsayam samagram mam,without any doubt, and fullness. Here is the test. If somebody comes,"What is Krsna," you say, "Yes, I am serving Krsna, but I do not know what is Krsna". What is his service? He must know, because here it is said, asamsayam samagram, without any doubt... (end)

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