SB-11-07-12-13 - Krishna is Knowledge Object of Knowledge and Objective of Knowledge (download mp3)
by Chaitanya Charan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
pasyan mad-atmakam visvam
na vipadyeta vai punah
One who is the kind well-wisher of all living beings, who is peaceful and firmly fixed in knowledge and realization, sees Me within all things. Such a person never again falls down into the cycle of birth and death.
ity adisto bhagavata
tattvam jijñasur acyutam
Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said: O King, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krsna, thus instructed His pure devotee Uddhava, who was eager to receive knowledge from the Lord. Uddhava then offered obeisances to the Lord and spoke as follows.
Uddhava is described here as tattvam jijñasuh, or desiring to know the truth. It is clear from previous verses that Sri Uddhava is a pure devotee of Lord Krsna and that he considers devotional service to Lord Krsna to be the perfection of life. Thus the words tattvam jijñasuh indicate that since Lord Krsna is about to leave the earth, Uddhava is most anxious to deepen his understanding of the Lord so that he may further advance in loving service at the Lord’s lotus feet. Unlike an ordinary philosopher or scholar, a pure devotee is not eager to acquire knowledge for personal gratification.