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one to  develop  authentic  knowledge  of  the  Lord.  This  results  in dispensation from  all  karma  and  material
        miseries, which frees one to engage in the loving transcendental devotional service for the Lord. Unless one
        evolves to transcendental knowledge, the sacrifices one may perform are no more than material activities.
        Attaining  transcendental  knowledge  of  Krishna,  one’s  sacrifices  become  genuine  acts  of  devotion  meant
        uniquely  for  the  pleasure  of  God.  It  is  impossible  to  attain  peace  without  elevation  to  the  platform  of
        transcendental knowledge culminating in pure devotion to the Lord.

        Truth #2- Krishna is the Supreme Lord of all planets and demigods

        Lord Krishna is sarva-loka-mahesvaram (Bg 5.29); this means that Krishna is the Supreme Lord of all planets and
        demigods, the Supreme proprietor and controller of everything. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada correlates
        understanding Lord Krishna as the Supreme controller of all other controllers and the greatest of all the diverse
        planetary leaders with the attainment of real peace:

        “The conditioned souls within the clutches of the illusory energy are all anxious to attain peace in the material
        world. But they do not know the formula for peace, which is explained in this part of the Bhagavad-gītā. The
        greatest peace formula is simply this: Lord Kṛṣṇa is the beneficiary in all human activities. Men should offer
        everything to the transcendental service of the Lord because He is the proprietor of all planets and the demigods
        thereon. No one is greater than He. He is greater than the greatest of the demigods, Lord Śiva and Lord Brahmā.
        In  the Vedas (Śvetāśvatara  Upaniṣad 6.7)  the  Supreme  Lord  is  described  as tam  īśvarāṇāṁ  paramaṁ
        maheśvaraṁ. Under the spell of illusion, living entities are trying to be lords of all they survey, but actually they
        are dominated by the material energy of the Lord. The Lord is the master of material nature, and the conditioned
        souls are under the stringent rules of material nature. Unless one understands these bare facts, it is not possible
        to achieve peace in the world either individually or collectively. This is the sense of Kṛṣṇa consciousness: Lord
        Kṛṣṇa is the supreme predominator, and all living entities, including the great demigods, are His subordinates.
        One can attain perfect peace only in complete Kṛṣṇa consciousness.”  (Bg 5.29 – purport)

        Lord Krishna further reveals His supreme proprietorship:

                                          yo mām ajam anādiṁ ca / vetti loka-maheśvaram
                                       asammūḍhaḥ sa martyeṣu / sarva-pāpaiḥ pramucyate
        “He  who  knows  Me  as  the  unborn,  as  the  beginningless,  as  the  Supreme  Lord  of  all  the  worlds  –  he  only,
        undeluded among men, is freed from all sins.”  (Bg 10.3)

        The phrase vetti loka-mahesvaram emphatically establishes that Lord Krishna is the supreme proprietor of the
        planetary systems of the universe. Lord Krishna is the origin of everything material and spiritual as stated by
        Himself: aham sarvasya prabhavo / mattah sarvam pravartate (Bg 10.8).

        Three  Vedic  statements  establish  that  everything  in  the  material  creation  is  Brahman  (the  total  manifest
        material  creation  which  is  an  expansion  of  Lord  Krishna’s  energy)  :  sarvaṁ  hy  etad  brahma (Māṇḍūkya
        Upaniṣad 2), tasmād  etad  brahma  nāma  rūpam  annaṁ  ca  jāyate (Muṇḍaka  Upaniṣad 1.1.9),  and,  in
        the Bhagavad-gītā (14.3), mama  yonir  mahad  brahma indicate  that  everything  in  the  material  world  is  a
        manifestation of Brahman; and although the effects are differently manifested, they are nondifferent from the
        cause. The cause is the Supreme Brahman, Lord Krishna. A further explanation of the phrase mama yonir mahad
        brahma follows by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

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