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Srila Prabhupada, London, August 4, 1971 — [...] That intelligence comes after many, many births. Bahunam janmanam ante jnanavan [Bg. 7.19]. One who is actually wise. Bahunam janmanam ante jnanavan mam prapadyate. Krishna says, “He surrenders unto Me.” Why? How he…? Because he’s wise. How he’s wise? Because he knows, vasudevah sarvam iti sa mahatma sudurlabhah [Bg. 7.19]. He understands that Krishna is everything. Not that he’s falsely surrendering. He knows that Krishna is everything. Aham sarvasya prabhavo mattah sarvam pravartate [Bg. 10.8]. Krishna says also that, “I am the root.” Bijo ’ham sarva-bhutanam. “I am the root, I am the seed, of everything.” Therefore, when one becomes actually wise, full of knowledge, then he surrenders to Krishna.
Now, intelligent persons, they will see this instruction of Krishna, “Krishna says…” That is our method. Our method of acquiring knowledge is to hear from the authority. That’s all. Now, who can be better authority than Krishna? The Bhagavad-gita is a book of authority, is acknowledged in every part of the world. Not that simply Indians or Hindus are interested. Any scholar, any philosopher, throughout the whole world. Any religionist, any scientist.