misconceptions

linger until exposed so similarly

the

determination of one another may

well

be obscured by the side

long

winding

down

of business dealings until tested

on

the

phone
with

someone
listening

dear
like

this

a logistical detail

mind

yes

of
course
it

is the business

of

the mind to

mind

power

God
only knows from
where
it
is

one
yes
just one of

those

things as this

is

next i feel

it

is from the heart realized as a

one

of a kind

memory

God only knows from where

i

remember

mind
power

God
only
knows

from

where
it is hurt
by
the
way

there

is
such

a

thing

as
abstraction and deduction
both
at
the

same

time
mind

power

God

only
knows from where
it
is
quite

economical

to
think

of

it as one

kind

of minor detail

dear

yes dear mind

power

God only knows

from

where

it
is

inspiring

to go back as i

recall

so

many
of those things
being
a
one

of

a
kind

minor

detail

yes
a
little
like you need
to

mind

power
God
only
knows
from
where it is
at

any rate dear

but

i

remember
pain

strangely

enough
as

much

from
the

heart

as this i

remember
peace
and

love
too

yes
no

yes
no

yes
no

wonder
one

puts it down

to

a
logistical

nightmare

dear
i

mean

do
you

ever mind power

God

only
knows

from

where

it is but

do

you

ever

mind
power
as

this
is

next
i kind of
do
but
not
nearly
as

much as you

dear
yes
no

wonder
one

thinks of it

as

a

logistical
detail

in

other words listen

mind

power

God
only knows from where it
is
but
nothing

will
stop

you
from

minding
power

so
it

makes
me

feel yes no

kidding

it

makes
me remember i
am
bound
to

remind

you
as this is
next
i
am
in
a
way
saying
go

mind
power

God only knows

from

where

it
is

i

remember pain like

this

and

peace
with
love

but yes no

kidding

go
mind

power

God
only
knows
from
where
it is a logistical detail
dear
go

mind

power God only knows from where it is

back

but i will get back

to

you
about

it
as

this
is

next it is

real

incumbent

upon
me
to

realize how i

am

just
now
kind

of
going

back

to

it
in order to
remind
you
of
the
way

you

need
to

mind

power God only knows from where it

is

but

i
will get back to you
about
it
as
this
is

next
dear

listen there is

no

other
way

in

time

and time again you realize

there

is
no

other way in

memory

to
keep
to this detail my dear

mind

trust

me
there is no
other
way
to

remember

you
know

the

feeling there is no other way to
remind
you

i

am
readily
keeping
to
this

here
logistical
detail

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare

of

course you might

say

it

is
a kind of
reconnaissance
we
are

on
at

least

some
of
us
are
checking

out every town

and
village
like

it

is
a

tour

of duty so

to
speak
my

dear

mind
yes
no
yes
no
yes
no

it is true

i

mean

it

does
after

all
speak

of
some

discipline with all due respect i do

recall

a
service

attitude
was
kind

of

there to draw on at

least

for

some
of

us
my
dear

mind yes at a distance somewhat but hey listen

no

harm
no

foul
yes

i
remember

we had some

fun

with

it
all

the

same

there

is
a
pronounced

difference

to the way
i
feel

about
getting
back

to what is

so

often

termed
the

basics

these

days

in sickness and

in

health
one

wonders
what

in
the

world they were

thinking

what were they thinking back

then

such they would go so

far

as to think of it

as

the basics yes

dear
one

wonders
what

they
were

thinking
back

then
in

sickness

and in health as this is next

listen

they are demonstrative of scholarly

aptitude
my

dear

and miss you

by

a

country
mile

the

way they aim

at

negating the mundane

so

it

can
wait

but

does this hurt

by

the way never

mind

forget

i
even

asked

there goes the neighborhood just like every

single

little

town
and village wondering where in
the
name
of
all
that

is
good

and
holy

do
we

get

off

the
pot
so

to

speak
and

reveal the workings

of

ever

fresh
personality
as

this
is

next

and

who

can
blame them certainly not me and she
is
within
hearing

singing Hare Kṛṣṇa

exquisitely

and
dancing
like moderated association

personified
yes
yes

mind

the
real

impersonal
construct
by

the

way
yes

yes
yes
please

never mind why it is

far

from easy for

the

embodied

to
even

bother
with
how

it can be

taken

the
wrong
way


oh

yes

yes
the

impersonal

construct negates the

mundane
dear

mind

as it is

there

are

those
of

us

who realize how

it

is
being

taken
personally
yes

if
you

never
take

the
impersonal

construct
personally
one

will

call
it a day my dear mind trust
me
yes
no

other
way

presents

itself

quite
so
clearly no clearly it is

true

no

other
way
no

other

way
yes

no

other

way

alright
alright

so

what
is the difference
between
as
i

understand
it

what

is
the

difference
between that which is not
making
sense
and

space

you
might

as
well ask me as i understand it being
peaceable
is
in

this

atmosphere

an

expressed
position of subjective
import
allowing
for

any
perceivable

tendency

to
bear with one
another
a
way

to

run
its course no
questions
asked
that

is

there

is a way space makes

sense

like
one
of

us
could

care

less

what
i understand from
a
subjective
point

of

view
since

or

as that which is not making sense puts one

off

the

tendency
to

bother

going over it

subjectively
for
some

strange

reason

yes
dear
mind
in
a

way

it is none of your

business

what

the
difference

is

between as this
is
next

so

subjectively

speaking

but that is

not
the
point
try
to

understand
space

as
that

which
is

not making sense

and

see
how

far
that

gets
you


invocation no invocation

oh

the
invocation

of

it

all is private

at

any rate mind

the

cost

of

doing
business
by way of the impersonal construct yes

no

matter what that was all

about

listen

the
impersonal

construct

negates that which is not of any

heart

felt interest right

around

here

somewhere
like

you

are
going
to

flip

about the way it is not on

the

house

please
wait

never

mind
okay

look

don't
start

i

mean listen don't

get
me
started

on

that


on the phone with someone

talking

tatastha kids talking
an
unknown

quantity

of virtually unsung

tatastha

kids on the

phone

with

someone
talking

like

since time immemorial on the phone with

someone

oh how i wish you were here

it
is

so

disquieting

and

yet i wonder

how

i
am

far

from
the
only

one

by way of

leaning

into
the

ripe old task

of

keeping

the

peace
with

faith yes yes it is real there

is

no

way
i

will

forget
being
not the only

one

but i wonder what it would be

like

this

way
dear famously handy and yet
considerably
remote
aspect
of
my

i

mean
this
personality

yes

no

it is true

you

are real subtle i mean
not
too

subtle

in

effect

but

oh

the irony of it all makes me wish you

were

here

in
person

yes
puzzling as that
sounds
from
one

perspective i wonder

and

wonder

how

like
it

is taking all

the
time
in

the
world

i

wonder

how i am

far

from
being
the only one

as

the
feeling

of

waiting

to be of immediate service

lingers

an atmosphere of

general

overall indifference pervades

disconcertingly

enough to make

me

wish

it
was

nowhere

near so easy to effectively

justify

being

pretty
much elsewhere by
way
of
staying

within

hearing
while

embracing
what

is
essentially

a

device dear yes no more than ever

you

can't
help

but
wonder

why
they

stay

on

you know what

they

are

from

one
perspective

yes

always

on the phone with someone

all

day and all
night
on

the
phone with someone oh my
God
on
the

phone
with
someone all day

and
night
all

day and all night on

the

phone with someone

on

the

phone
with
someone

on the phone with someone

who

listen uniformed that way schooling is going

to

get you schooling

is

going to get

you

schooling

is
going

to

get you wondering

about
the
mirror

of the heart

however

emphatically
fixed
you

are
not

to

be relatively uninformed

about

how

it
is

real

though you do

not

know

what

you
are

talking

about

still you continue

to

be

emphatically
worked

up

over what is

heartfelt
by
way
of
homeless

reflection in hopes

of
sustaining
some

empathy
at
least
yes
however

uninformed
you

do

wear a kind of uniform

that
way

and

that way schooling is going

to
get
you

schooling

is

going to get you schooling

is
going

to

get

you

my dear mind

all

you

can
take is time you know
the
feeling
as

this is next

time

is

nice
you feel pest free finesse taking time
mind
how
sweet

the

exemplary
nature of taking
time
to
be

at

speed
you

can

give

the
feeling of being
up
to
speed

a

chance

to mature since

there

is
more

than

enough
time

to

remember
how

no claim to fame rises above personality yes you

know

the

feeling

all
you
can

take

is time dear

mind

as

no
claim to fame
rises
above
personality
like
this

yes

you
know the feeling
i
hear
there

is

more
than enough time to remember how no
claim
to
fame
rises
above
any
of

our

personal

feelings as this is next

you

must
never
forget

to
remind

me
of

animated
quality

time

while someone is on the

phone

yes

dear
no

claim

to fame rises above our

personal

feelings

while
someone

is

on
the
phone

you
can
tell
how
one
is on the phone with someone dear
look
at

it

this way hey

there

is
more

than

enough
time

to

feel
real

patient relative to

any

now

and
again

claim

to
fame
inspired

rush

to

muster

mind controlling epic

genius
before

we

get
ahead

of

ourselves

you
know

what i am

saying

on the phone

the

course
of

action is neither here nor there from

one
perspective
it

is

up
to

speed

with the way

one

sees

things
as

they

are of course

one
who

sees
action

in
inaction

and

inaction in action

sees
things

as
they

are
dear

and
she
never
asks
why

it is no bother after
all
am

i

to
ask
you

why

one

sees
things

as

they are no

i

should feel free
to
be

rather

inconceivable this way

on
the
phone
it
is

after

all
no
bother

from

one
perspective to feel
active
all
things

considering yes no

matter

what
it

feels

like
so

suddenly

i
am

after all not at all dying to
get
off

the

phone for some

strange

reason no one thinks like that dear

mind

the inconceivable it

is

from

one
perspective

free

you know the feeling it is from

one

perspective

kind
you

know

what it is

real

like

i
tried

it

on you from one perspective

and

thought

you
would

show

me

a
little

courtesy

all

things
considering

it
is quite like we are
kind
of
real
even
from

one perspective even

as
it
is

quite interesting to note how

often

it is just

like
one

of
us

to
try

getting

even by way

of

it

while
acting

like

a

God

damned fool yes

dear
no

kidding
i
thought

you would show

me

a
little

courtesy
all
things

considering

but wait there

is

more

i
mean

hold

on yes okay look anyway

i

am

not
alone

wait

listen i am

on

the

phone
hold

it

dear listen yes no of

course
you
are

not alone either

i

am sorry yes no yes no yes no it

is

true i need

to

pay close attention to the

way

there

is
a

real

party

line

all things considering there is

nothing
about
being
inconceivable
that

precludes
the
feeling

of

being party to a line

yes

a

course
of

action
that
is

all

things
considering neither here
nor
there
inconceivable

as
that

sounds i feel

funny

about
not

talking

to
you
about
it before like
this
but

of

course
that

is

neither
here
nor

there inconceivable as that sounds

mind

you
all

things

considering
it

is

a
courtesy

to hold by
the
way

that
sounds
different
from
one

perspective

and

anyway if it

is

all

the
same

to

you i am

not
alone
as

you

well
know

so

hey i will

talk

yes that is

the

way

of
it

after

all dear people

will

talk
if
it is all

the

same
to

you

people

will
talk
and

so

shall

i

here and there

we

are

all
the
same
that way dear
mind
trust

me

oh my God

i

would

be
ready if i
were
you
yes

i
would

be eminently memorable too if

i

were
you
i

would

be
nice
and fortunate too

if

i

were
you

yes

i would be refreshingly wise

but

always

feel
to be an
open
ended
listener

if
i

were you i would too yes if

i

were

you

i would be kind to silly time

wasting

constituents

of
a

politically

divisive sort yes if i were you

i
would

be
happily

married
or

something
and

spark
conversation

too

if i were you people

would

say i am

sober

yes

no
matter

what

that was all

about
i
would

play

no
mind

games
while
maintaining
a
glorious

sense of humor

if

i

were
you i would
be
by
the

grace

of
God

a

rightly situated remote
controller
with

next

to
nothing
to

engineer

that
could
ever
somehow
or

fall

into
disrepute
if i were you there

would

be

all

kinds of fun

and

interesting

things
to

do

yes i would

never

be bored or

frustrated
by
it
if
i

were
you

i would know

that
ignorant

would

be pimp is

the

prostitute

expecting

me
to
put

you

at a disadvantage

dear

confirmation no confirmation

mind

the

feeling
of

being

mysterious with me

or

call

it
a

bargain

without falling behind

whatever

that

was
all

about

yes dear it hardly matters
who
is

thought

of
as
being

nothing

if

not
made
for the avails of whatever

that
was
all

about

trust
yourself to confirm the mysterious
nature
of
being

behind
whatever

that was all about or

mind

the
feeling
of

working
on confirmation close to being
God
only
knows
how
far

and
away

beyond
me

in
terms

of waxing mysterious

fear
not Bhagavān Śrī Kṛṣṇa is
forever
a
person
imbued
with
dynamic
qualities

such

as
compassion

love

and

respect of course

by
all
accounts
those
tasteful

characteristics are true

to

form a blessing

in

our

experience

we
feel
engaged by way of them accordingly there

is

that
about
the

person
of Śrī Kṛṣṇa which suggests a sequential
continuity
to
His

sweet

intelligent
manner

of

speaking i trust you spiritually appreciate as
it
is

without

fail

purifying

any
indulgence
fashioned

from

imagined

lack of energy due to time constraints or whatever

that

was all about

by

the

look
of
it

i
mean
doing
a
double

take

is far from out of

the

question

dear
you
are

most certainly allowed to react with all kinds of spirit in

other

words trust me

i

do

feel
like

talking
about

the
truth

so

as to get your reaction pretty spontaneously that way
now
and

again

application no application

art

is
never
in

a
pickle art is
the
whole
of

the pickle art

is

never
in
a jam in other words art is

the

jam

mind

the art of jamming now

respect

for

circumstantial
evidence

is

characteristic of those

sheltering

each other though

it

beggars

belief
some

of

those characters are

real

ignorant and disrespectful on the

side

who

is
such

a

fool as to think they

are

effectively sheltering to the good

as

good

as

one

as

this is next

dear

mind

who

are you to say i ought to

know
by

way

of
circumstantial

evidence

who
they

are

sheltering as time

is

a factor who

feels

like

it
is

nothing

listen the way you win

yes

listen

the
way
you

win

some
honestly listen the way you
win
some
and

lose

some
she

says

it

is
real complicated but nothing to
write
home
about

as

it
feels

kind
of impersonal my dear mind
anywho
i
heard

you

yes
it is clear you tried
to
warn
me

off
you

went
to

variously
steering

the

sight
i was perishingly unaware of
claiming
away
from

that

wantonly
heavy

psycho

logical trap you

knew

who
always

feels

like
it

is

nothing
to

fight a war that simply

wastes

valuable

time
my

dear

you

knew

who the ghosts and demons

work

to distraction like it is

none

of

my
God

forsaken

business
you
knew

who

saw

too
many of us as kindred
that
unwholesomely
dispassionate

way
i

heard

you
say it is of interest
to
see
me

engaged in the

yugadharma
but

it
is
understood

as

ever
between us how
nothing
makes
us

give
up

the feeling you

know

the
feeling
of

being

played

for

a
fool

wherever and whenever leadership is

factoring

into

life
as

we

know it yes

dear

you

knew
who we were
thinking
of
as

the
unknown

quantity
without

a
single

doubt you knew

how

it

was
going

to

fail

me

so i went anyway yes never mind

why
and

realized
to

a
kind

of
perfection
what

an unholy piece

of

work
i

could
be
in

the
eyes of others yes dear
you
knew
who

failed

to
grasp

how

it never means nothing to be transcendental

because

of

a
weird

language

barrier of sorts yes as

i

carry on nothing

is

easy

to
convey
by

thinking

we
are

bound
to speak at
all
the
same
i
mean

certainly
not

at

this
time either we
never
speak
the

same

language
enough

to
realize how it is far
from
nothing
the

way

she
expresses

transcendence

yes dear you knew that without a

single

doubt
oh

yes
and

you
knew

how i would have nothing

to

say about it

on

time
like

this

you
knew
it

you listen to everything in a way yes no
kidding
you

knew

going along with

it

no going along with it
mind
the

pace

index no index

of

the mind is facing off
and
leaving

it

at that for

one

to of necessity imagine being
a
victim

with

more than enough energy to just swing

it

insight no insight

necessary

to

declare

war
on

that

which
is
not

even

a
factor accordingly i
remember
the
delicacy

of

yin
little

by

little and sing

the
way
some

think

so
whatever that was
all
about
it

is

time
as

space
makes

sense
mind

taste

a little more

insight

into
the

way
it

is
time

to

be
taken personally does
taste
a
little

far

out
once

you

remember the delicacy

but

she is blissful

by

the way there

is

always an element

of

surprise to her

sound

character i remember

quite

simply as life goes on

she
is
within

hearing

singing

Hare Krsna exquisitely

and

dancing like moderated

association
personified

it

okay it yes

it
is
that

which is not

about

stopping
it

yes it is

what

it

is
all about from
now
on
just
like
there

is
a

reminder to it

okay

it
is
real

as
it

is

not
going
to
stop
it

in

our

experience

you know it

all

is
about

how

it
just

so

happens
to

be important to

tolerate

it
without

this

creating

a disturbance or

what

have
you

yes
nothing

from
the

past

will

stop it but

you

can go on

tolerating

it

in
the

immediate

future

yes

just stop spinning

the

politics

of

it
in

a
sorry
frenzy

okay

it is only a little

remarkable

but you are

already

fixing

to
alternatively

mind

capacity for change

well

who can help

but

hold

to
that

being

a given as

this

is

next
after

all

it is not

the

same

anymore
like

i

care to indulge

you

know

the
way things are
going
who
is

even

capable
of

it
sentimentality no sentimentality who cares
to
put
all

promise

into
the

face
of come what
may
upset
and

turn

over
my dear mind
it
hardly
matters

what

you
think is a
given
on
second

thought

it
is only natural
to
mind
access
by
way

of
maturation

as

this
is
next

a subtle adjustment of course

it

is
real
as it is

not

too

subtle
in

effect

you remember how

it

is

real
at any rate
yes
in
effect

it
is

real as it

is

dear

a
real

subtle

adjustment

to

the tightly wrapped
you
might

say

space

makes

sense

as

you are equally

true

to
form
yes

i
remember

how

it

is

true my dear mind space

is
real

yes
of

course
space

makes

sense as it is true

to

form

i
love

the

way you made a subtle

adjustment

in

space
i
love

how

you

created

an
atmosphere without too
much
difficulty
it

is

true
yes
far
from
too

subtle

in

effect you made

an

amazing
adjustment

my
dear

mind
i

remember with all

these

friends

you

are true to

form

capable

of
making

quite

an adjustment in

space

mainly because of the mix

tending

my yes it is of

course

it is my

karma

as the mixed tend to

the

mixed
i

am

tending

to it dear trust me

yes

making a difference that is

what

it
is
like for better

or

worse

karma

makes
a

difference

yes

what goes on

makes

a

difference
dear

it

is like you

to

be so married

to
the
way
karma
makes

a

difference

i am mortified

in

the

soup

of mixed vegetables

spilling

off

the
couch

and

on
and
on and on down to

the

floor

where
i

can

never get a moments worth of beauty

rest

because

of
it

dear

yes it is

my

karma

because
of

it

this means business

trust

me as this is next

it

is

none
of

my

business how great your expectation to enjoy

the

business

of
accepting
and

rejecting my dear

mind

you

are

to
surrender
at
the
lotus

feet
of
Śrī

Kṛṣṇa dear trust

me

i
would

be

remiss

were i to

tell

you

it

is enjoyable the way there

is
no

time
to

lose
trust

me

whatever yes no

kidding

whatever

comes
to

fruition

as this is

next
you

are
not

going
to

enjoy

it by way

of

simply accepting and

rejecting
as
is

your
wont

you are to

surrender

yes

no

kidding
you

are

to

surrender the tendency to mean

business

in a timely fashion dear

trust

me i am not kidding

there

is no other way to

remember

how
it
is

the

business

of
the

mind

to

accept

and reject with no time

to
lose
you

are
in
need

of
taking
shelter

at the lotus

feet

of Śrī Kṛṣṇa my dear

mind

trust

me
the

way

this

means

business you can

tell

i am in

no

way

trying
to
pull

a
fast

one
go

on
take

shelter this means

business

dear
whatever

comes
to

fruition
by

way of that

which

is

not

maturation in a

timely

fashion

means
war
as

it is real the way

there

is
no

time
to

lose
you

can tell yes

dear

maintaining
access

to

maturation

is essential in

Kṛṣṇa

consciousness

as

this is next

kindly

remember
to

take

shelter
at

the

lotus
feet

of Śrī Kṛṣṇa by way

of
accepting
and

rejecting
as
is

your
wont
there

is
no

other way to gain access

to

maturation
without

fussing
over

what
comes

to fruition my dear mind

trust

me i love

the

simple

fact
is

i

love that you

made

such

an
astonishingly

subtle

adjustment dear mind

how

oh

please
yes

it

is true still we must go to

chanting

yes
we
simply must go

the

way

of
remembering

how

there is no

other

way
like

this

dear

mind the chanting

yes

remember

how

it
is

by chanting attentively

we

go

the
way

of

remembering

there

is by all

accounts

no

other
way

to

realize who you

are

please chant Hare Kṛṣṇa yes

i

need

to
go

on

trust

of

course you need

to

trust the way

there

is
no

other
way

i
need

to remember chanting

yes

i need to

go

on
remembering

the Hare Kṛṣṇa

mantra

with you please

oh

please
you

are not my

order

supplier

yes
no

matter

what order of
life
applies

to

us
as
this

is

next you are

far

from

my
order

supplier
dear
please

try

to
understand how honestly
it
is
a

simple

request
yes

no

i am listening but there

will

never

be
another

way
to remember how
i
need
you

to

pay

so
much

attention
will

you
please

just pay attention it is

a

real simple request

is

it

not
never

mind

yes

no

you are not my order

supplier

never

mind
i
am

chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa never mind go home or help

yourself

to the way

time

is

a
memory

yes

no matter what you are

not

my
order

supplier

as

this
is
next

fine

go home i

tried

to

engage
you
in

a
way

that
is

somehow
or

other not even

attractive

on the face of it

separation

is

leaving
us

grief

stricken
and
too

kind

of
out
of sorts dear

yes
no
matter

how
near
or

far
you
should

go or simply

help

yourself
to

the
way

time
is

a memory quite

frankly

we
have

never been closer

than

this except way

back

when

it
hurt

to

stop

chanting

Hare Kṛṣṇa already


yes

no

yes
no
yes
no
ifs
and
or

buts
listen

Bhagavad-gītā As It Is
by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

CHAPTER SEVEN

Knowledge of the Absolute

TEXT 8

raso ’ham apsu kaunteya

prabhāsmi śaśi-sūryayoḥ

praṇavaḥ sarva-vedeṣu

śabdaḥ khe pauruṣaṁ nṛṣu

rasaḥ—taste; aham—I; apsu—in water; kaunteya—O son of Kuntī;
prabhā asmi—I am the light; śaśi-sūryayoḥ—in the sun and the
moon; praṇavaḥ—the three letters A.U.M.; sarva—in all; vedeṣu—in
the Vedas; śabdaḥ—sound vibration; khe—in the ether; pauruṣam—
ability; nṛṣu—in man.

TRANSLATION

O son of Kuntī [Arjuna], I am the taste of water, the light of the sun
and the moon, the syllable om in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound
in ether and ability in man.

PURPORT

This verse explains how the Lord is all-pervasive by His diverse
material and spiritual energies. The Supreme Lord can be
preliminarily perceived by His different energies, and in this way He
is realized impersonally. As the demigod in the sun is a person and
is perceived by his all-pervading energy, the sunshine, similarly, the
Lord, although in His eternal abode, is perceived by His all-
pervading, diffusive energies. The taste of water is the active
principle of water. No one likes to drink sea water because the pure
taste of water is mixed with salt. Attraction for water depends on the
purity of the taste, and this pure taste is one of the energies of the
Lord. The impersonalist perceives the presence of the Lord in water
by its taste, and the personalist also glorifies the Lord for His kindly
supplying water to quench man’s thirst. That is the way of
perceiving the Supreme. Practically speaking, there is no conflict
between personalism and impersonalism. One who knows God
knows that the impersonal conception and personal conception are
simultaneously present in everything and that there is no
contradiction. Therefore Lord Caitanya established His sublime
doctrine: acintya-bheda and abheda-tattvam—simultaneously one
and different.

The light of the sun and the moon is also originally emanating from
the brahmajyoti, which is the impersonal effulgence of the Lord.
Similarly praṇava or the omkāra transcendental sound used in the
beginning of every Vedic hymn to address the Supreme Lord also
emanates from Him. Because the impersonalists are very much
afraid of addressing the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa by His innumerable
names, they prefer to vibrate the transcendental sound omkāra. But
they do not realize that omkāra is the sound representation of
Kṛṣṇa. The jurisdiction of Kṛṣṇa consciousness extends everywhere,
and one who knows Kṛṣṇa consciousness is blessed. Those who do
not know Kṛṣṇa are in illusion, and so knowledge of Kṛṣṇa is
liberation, and ignorance of Him is bondage.
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