Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Paltry research work
Here we get the information. Why should we take so much trouble? Krsna says aham adir hi devanam: “I am the original of all demigods.” Just like Brahma. Brahma is the first demigod within this universe, but he is not original. Original is Krsna. Aham adir hi devanam maharsinam. So He says that He is the adi, adi-purusam. Brahma says adi-purusam, the original person. Govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami **. So He’s the adi-purusa, He’s the original source. Every Vedic literature declares, every authority declares. He comes Himself to declare, but still we are so rascal, we are finding out, making research work, “What is the adi-purusa?” This is called rascaldom. Everything is there, but the rascal will simply spoil their own time and spoil others’ time making research work. This is called illusion. Everything is there. Sun is there, brilliant, and one is searching sun with a lamp. What is the use of this lamp? The sun is self-effulgent, you can see. Similarly, Krsna is self-effulgent. By sastra, by authority, by action, everything. Why you are wasting your time? Wasting your time? Yes. What is the reason?