If you are born of humans, can Krishna be your Source?

Acharya Prashant
8 min readJan 4, 2021

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

एतां विभूतिं योगं च मम यो वेत्ति तत्त्वत: ।

सोऽविकम्पेन योगेन युज्यते नात्र संशय: ।। 10.7 ।।

etāṁ vibhūtiṁ yogaṁ cha mama yo vetti tattvataḥ

so ’vikampena yogena yujyate nātra sanśhayaḥ

He who in reality knows these manifold manifestations of My being and (this) yoga power of Mine, becomes established in the unshakable yoga; there is no doubt about it.

~ Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 10, Verse 7

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अहं सर्वस्य प्रभवो मत्त: सर्वं प्रवर्तते ।

इति मत्वा भजन्ते मां बुधा भावसमन्विता: ।। 10.8 ।।

ahaṁ sarvasya prabhavo mattaḥ sarvaṁ pravartate

iti matvā bhajante māṁ budhā bhāva-samanvitāḥ

I am the origin of all, from Me everything evolves — thus thinking the wise worship Me with loving consciousness.

~ Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 10, Verse 8

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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…

Acharya Prashant