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Only by Devotional Service…

There is one śloka in the Bhagavad-gītā, which is essential in regards to understanding the Supreme Lord, Kṛṣṇa. He says:

bhaktyā mām abhijānāti

yāvān yaś cāsmi tattvataḥ

tato māṁ tattvato jïātvā

viśate tad-anantaram

“One can understand the Supreme Personality as He is only by devotional service. And when one is in full consciousness of the Supreme Lord by such devotion, he can enter into the kingdom of God.” (Bg. 18.55)

The whole secret on going back home, back to Godhead is explained here. Lord Kṛṣṇa says in another place:

janma karma ca me divyam evaṁ yo vetti tattvata

tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti so ‘rjuna

“When one understands the transcendental nature of My birth or appearance the nature of my appearance activities disappearance their transcendental nature you are eligible to enter the kingdom of God, you will come back to Me and you don’t have to take another birth in the material world.” We have to understand about Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa’s nature. And how to understand? That is explained here, in this śloka:

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