What Is So Hidden in the Vedas?
H.H. Bhaktividyā Pūrṇa Svāmī performing yajña. Author of photo unknown. If you know, please tell us!

Prabhu: Mahārāja, there is so many, so many of these ślokas, they prove that Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. So what is so hidden in the Veda? How is it hidden that...

HH Bhaktividyā Pūrṇa Svāmī Mahārāja: Because people won’t take it directly. And so they’ll interpret. And you... It is like this, if I have 50 verses that are talking about something else and then one verse, it says something different. You know what I am saying? I have one topic and 50 verses are talking on the topic in one way and one verse talks on it in a different way. What will I take?

Prabhu: The 50.

HH BVPS Mahārāja: The 50, yeah, so like that. That is the difficulty. You know, it's like, there is a 100,000 verses in the Mahābhārata. 25,000 are about the Pāṇḍavas. And then of that you see, when it is actually about the Pāṇḍavas, they are always interacting with Kṛṣṇa. But how many people who read the Mahābhārata then surrender to Kṛṣṇa? No, because there are 75,000 verses that are on all kinds of other things. So they even don’t necessarily think that the Mahābhārata is about the Pāṇḍavas. You know what I am saying? Pāṇḍavas are major stories in there, but there are so many stories there. But the book is about the Pāṇḍavas. Means, they will all agree that the Pāṇḍavas are described there. Does that make sense? But their interaction with Kṛṣṇa may not be brought out.

Also then you have the potency, the potency covers. And then because it covers then you can’t understand. Does that make sense? Yeah, so then when Lord Caitanya comes He removes that covering, so then you can very easily see the essence, because otherwise before that it couldn’t be seen. You know, like when Lord Caitanya went to Puri, then Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya, all these verses, he knew these verses but they didn’t mean anything to him. Then after having seen Lord Caitanya, then he understood what these verses meant, you know, about how the Lord would come in His avatāra and all these different things, then he understood: here is that avatāra.

Excerpt from a lecture on Śrī Śrī Caitaya Śikṣāmṛta and Daśa Mūla Tattva #4, given in Bhaktivedānta Academy, Śrī Māyāpura. This passage starts at 11 min 15 s
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