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Bg. 7.

manuṣyāṇāṁ sahasreṣu
kaścid yatati siddhaye
yatatām api siddhānāṁ
kaścin māṁ vetti tattvataḥ

Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavor for
perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection,
hardly one knows Me in truth.

There are various grades of men, and out of many
thousands, one may be sufficiently interested in
transcendental realization to try to know what is the self,
what is the body, and what is the Absolute Truth. Generally
mankind is simply engaged in the animal propensities,
namely eating, sleeping, defending and mating, and hardly
anyone is interested in transcendental knowledge. The first
six chapters of the Gītā are meant for those who are
interested in transcendental knowledge, in understanding
the self, the Superself and the process of realization
by jñāna-yoga, dhyāna-yoga and discrimination of the self
from matter. However, Kṛṣṇa can be known only by persons
who are in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Other transcendentalists
may achieve impersonal Brahman realization, for this is
easier than understanding Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme
Person, but at the same time He is beyond the knowledge of
Brahman and Paramātmā. The yogīs and jñānīs are confused
in their attempts to understand Kṛṣṇa. Although the greatest
of the impersonalists, Śrīpāda Śaṅkarācārya, has admitted in
his Gītā commentary that Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality
of Godhead, his followers do not accept Kṛṣṇa as such, for it
is very difficult to know Kṛṣṇa, even though one has
transcendental realization of impersonal Brahman.
“No one can understand Kṛṣṇa as He is by the blunt material
senses. But He reveals Himself to the devotees, being
pleased with them for their transcendental loving service
unto Him.”