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One must approach a guru. That is the Vedic injunction. That Arjuna has already done. When he was he was to fight or not to fight, But he could not make solution. So to make a solution we must approach Krsna as guru, or Krsna's representative

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"one must approach a guru. That is the Vedic injunction. That Arjuna has already done. When he was . . . he was to fight or not to fight . . . (break) But he could not make solution. So to make a solution we must approach Kṛṣṇa as guru, or Kṛṣṇa's representative"

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One must approach a guru. That is the Vedic injunction. That Arjuna has already done. When he was . . . he was to fight or not to fight . . . (break) But he could not make solution. So to make a solution we must approach Kṛṣṇa as guru, or Kṛṣṇa's representative.

So we are all dancing. In the material world, we are all dancing. How we are dancing? Getting a particular type of body. That is kṣetra. There must be some platform. For . . . just like a kṛṣaka, a agriculturist, he is plowing the land. The land is called kṣetra, and the man who is plowing, he's called kṣetra-jña. He knows that "I am plowing over this ground." So this is also another knowledge, kṣetra and kṣetra-jña. Then . . .

. . . etad veditum icchāmi, "I wish to know this subject matter," jñānaṁ jñeyaṁ ca keśava, "as well as jñānam, knowledge, what is actually knowledge, and what is the object of knowledge."

So six things he's questioning. First of all, prakṛti, one; puruṣa, two; kṣetra, three; kṣetra-jña, four; knowledge, five; and the knowable object of knowledge, six. These are the subject matter, Kṛṣṇa is asking . . . Arjuna is asking from Kṛṣṇa. Because he has accepted Kṛṣṇa guru. So for bona fide inquiries, transcendental inquiries, one must approach a guru. That is the Vedic injunction. That Arjuna has already done. When he was . . . he was to fight or not to fight . . . (break) But he could not make solution. So to make a solution we must approach Kṛṣṇa as guru, or Kṛṣṇa's representative. Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa's representative in position, they are the same. Therefore Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura says, yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādaḥ: by pleasing guru, you can please Kṛṣṇa. Even Kṛṣṇa is not pleased, (indistinct—audio distorted) if the guru is pleased, Kṛṣṇa has to become pleased. Because he's representative.

Suppose you have given somebody power of attorney to do some business. So after finishing the business, if you see the paper, not very favorable, it has not been done very nicely, still you have to accept, because your representative has signed it. Yes. Therefore yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādaḥ. Kṛṣṇa is not satisfied, but if your guru is satisfied, then Kṛṣṇa must be satisfied. This is Kṛṣṇa's obligation. Because He has sent His representative. Kṛṣṇa has . . . Ācāryaṁ māṁ vijānīyān (SB 11.17.27). Kṛṣṇa says: "Ācārya, that is I am." Ācāryaṁ māṁ vijānīyān nāvamanyeta karhicit. "Never try to neglect ācārya." Nāvamanyeta. Neither think of ācārya as ordinary person. Na martya-buddhyāsūyeta. Vedic injunction is one must approach . . . (break) . . . to understand all this subject matter. (break)