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Krsna is Bhagavan. Krsnas tu bhagavan svayam (SB 1.3.28). He appears as the son of Devaki or Vasudeva. We have to know this. And if you can know, then you become immediately liberated

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"Kṛṣṇa is Bhagavān. Kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam" |"He appears as the son of Devakī or Vasudeva. We have to know this. And if you can know, then you become immediately liberated"

Lectures

Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

Kṛṣṇa is Bhagavān. Kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam (SB 1.3.28). He appears as the son of Devakī or Vasudeva. We have to know this. And if you can know, then you become immediately liberated.

Prabhupāda: So, bhagavān devakī-suta. Bhagavān. People may inquire, "What kind of Bhagavān He is? He has taken birth as the Devakī-suta. Any ordinary man, he takes birth as the son of such and such gentleman or such and such mother. So what kind of Bhagavān He is?" Therefore we have to understand how Kṛṣṇa... Kṛṣṇa is Bhagavān. Kṛṣṇas tu bhagavān svayam (SB 1.3.28). He appears as the son of Devakī or Vasudeva. We have to know this. And if you can know, then you become immediately liberated. Our business is liberation. This is our main business. What is the purpose of getting this opportunity of human life? That we must understand. We should not waste our valuable life like the cats and dogs. This is our main business, to understand God. Athāto brahma jijñāsā. This is the life. Brahman, paraṁ brahma. Brahman, paraṁ brahma, or, Brahman's, I mean to say, potencies. Parasya brahmaṇaḥ śaktiḥ (Viṣṇu Purāṇa). These things are there. We should understand. That is our business. So if we understand why Bhagavān appears as the son of Devakī, then you become liberated. This is the... Bhagavān says, janma karma ca me divyaṁ yo jānāti tattvataḥ (BG 4.9). You have to learn it tattvataḥ, in truth, not superficially. Then you'll understand how the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Bhagavān, appears as the son of Devakī or son of Vasudeva. Ajo 'pi sann avyayātmā bhūtānām īśvaro 'pi san (BG 4.6). Although He's aja—aja means who never takes birth—still, He takes birth. Contradictory. This is inconceivable.