Question: I wish to get Sakshatkara (direct realisation) of Sri Krishna. What should I do to get it?
Sri Ramana Maharshi: What is your idea of Sri Krishna and what do you mean by Sakshatkara?
Questioner: I mean Sri Krishna who lived in Brindavan and I want to see him as the gopis (His female devotees) saw Him.
Sri Ramana Maharshi: You see, you think he is a human being or one with a human form, the son of so and so, whereas He Himself has said, 'I am in the Heart of all beings, I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all forms of life'. He must be within you, as He is within all. He is your Self or the Self of your Self. So if you see this entity (the Self) or have Sakshatkar (direct realisation) of it, you will have Sakshatkar of Krishna. Direct realisation of the Self and direct realisation of Krishna cannot be different. However, to go on your own way, surrender completely to Krishna and leave it to him to grant the Sakshatkar you want.