If you are born of humans, can Krishna be your Source? || Acharya Prashant, on Bhagavad Gita (2020)

October 29, 2020 | Acharya Prashant

Questioner (Q): Shri Krishna is saying that he is the origin of everything. Knowing this, one who meditates upon him, worships him, gets firmly seated in him and becomes unshakable.

I can see that my current situation is far from perfect, and perfection is what I desire. Therefore, I should aspire for perfection and work towards it. What I do not see is that there is someone or something that is the source of everything that is perceivable. And as per these verses, only when I know him to be the origin, will I be unshakable.

Please help me understand how I can see Krishna as the source of everything, without whom nothing can exist.

Acharya Prashant (AP): No, no. You can’t bypass the process and the practice. You can’t straight away come to the end. Before you see that Krishna is the origin of everything, you will have to obviously drop your belief that one thing is the origin of another thing. You cannot believe in X and Y parallelly, simultaneously, when X violates Y, or can you?

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Acharya Prashant is an emerging champion of socio-spiritual awakening in the world today. An alumnus of IIT-Delhi and IIM-Ahmedabad, and a former Civil Services officer, Acharya Prashant is an acclaimed Speaker, Vedanta Teacher and author of over 50 books. Apart from that he wears various hats: a veganism promoter, an environmental activist, a science activist, a campaigner against superstition, and a champion of essential human freedom. Know More