बहूनां जन्मनामन्ते ज्ञानवान्मां प्रपद्यते।
वासुदेवः सर्वमिति स महात्मा सुदुर्लभः।।7.19।।
।।7.19।। बहुत जन्मों के अन्त में (किसी एक जन्म विशेष में) ज्ञान को प्राप्त होकर कि यह सब वासुदेव है ज्ञानी भक्त मुझे प्राप्त होता है ऐसा महात्मा अति दुर्लभ है।।
After the experience of many, many lifetimes one becomes aware of Lord Krishnas supreme position. The Brahma Purana states: Becoming aware after taking many, many births one resorts to the Supreme Lord. It is not that everyone who first approaches the Supreme Lord Krishna is aware of His paramount position as the Supreme controller. It is subsequently after many, many lives of approaching Him that one becomes aware of this.