If Arjuna did not consider Kṛṣṇa as Brahma, Bhagavān, or Paramātmā, then would he have listened to the words of Kṛṣṇa? He would not have listened. Therefore, Arjuna said, “I will follow Your instructions. I accept You to be Bhagavān.” Then Kṛṣṇa instructed Arjuna. At the end, Kṛṣṇa gave the essence of all His instructions, which is: man-manā bhava mad-bhakto mad-yājī māṁ namaskuru. Kṛṣṇa personally says that it is He who speaks these words. So, can you determine if Kṛṣṇa has a form or if He is formless? Is a formless entity speaking these words? Mam: think of Me, worship Me, and become My devotee. So, is Kṛṣṇa a person or a formless entity devoid of any qualities? Hence, why should a person who doesn’t accept the form and personality of Kṛṣṇa read the Gītā? His efforts to read the Gītā are useless. This is not the process to attain Bhagavān.
November 22, 2000 Delhi