Asakti, just like you have attachment for your child, attachment for your husband, attachment for your wife. Similarly if you can develop attachment for the Lord then you can understand Him. Not by any other method

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"Asakti, just like you have attachment for your child, attachment for your husband, attachment for your wife. Similarly if you can develop attachment for the Lord then you can understand Him. Not by any other method"

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is Lectures

Āsakti, just like you have attachment for your child, attachment for your husband, attachment for your wife. Similarly if you can develop attachment for the Lord then you can understand Him. Not by any other method.

Prabhupāda: The Lord Himself, Kṛṣṇa is talking about Himself, Śrī-bhagavān. Our sense organs eyes, ears, nose, tongue, touch, the ten sense organs and mind, all these, if we want to understand God internally it is not possible. Because our eyes are material and God is spiritual. Just like there are so many devotees who come to see the Lord here, some say that, look! They have made a statue out of stone and these foolish people come to see that. Because he does not have the eyes, he sees God as stone. And those who have the eyes, they spend thousands of rupees to come and see the Lord in Vṛndāvana. This is the only difference. The Lord has come to reveal Himself to us. Because we do not know about the Lord, He comes in the form of His incarnations as Kṛṣṇa and he left behind His teachings in the form of Bhagavad-gītā and He is sitting here as the deity so that everyone can see Him. So to understand God is not difficult. Just like, you are hearing someone's teachings and also seeing him in the form of a deity, so then it is not difficult to understand about him. So that is why the Lord Himself, in the seventh chapter of Bhagavad-gītā, is explaining about Himself. Śrī-bhagavān uvāca, it is not that Vyasadeva is saying. Vyasadeva is writing Śrī-bhagavān uvāca, the Lord is talking about Himself. If you want to know about me, however much you may speculate about it, your knowledge will not be complete. Until I tell you myself that, I am like this, I have so many temples here, I have so much property, I have so many books, then you will be able to understand. That is why the Lord says, Śrī-bhagavān uvāca. What is He saying? mayy āsakta-manāḥ. For one who has attachment for the Lord, for one who has love for the Lord. Āsakti, just like you have attachment for your child, attachment for your husband, attachment for your wife. Similarly if you can develop attachment for the Lord then you can understand Him. Not by any other method.