(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 January 2018, New Govardhana, Australia, SB 1.2.15)

Krsna knows the past, present and the future. He knows us better than we know ourselves because we actually have no idea who we were. We could go to India and visit the Bhrigu readers of Rajasthan or Punjab who have these scrolls with all kinds of astrological information on them. If you are lucky, these readers will find your scroll and tell you who you were in your last life. Usually, everyone was either a prince or a princess, or someone occasionally gets a sanyasi. But I have never heard of any devotee who was a worm in their last life, and that somehow or other a Vaishnava spat on this worm’s head and promoted the worm into a devotee. Maybe, they would still look a little wormish! (Vaishnavas laughing) Anyway, so it is a little suspicious when everyone was a prince or a princess who had to come back one more time. I have some doubts about these Bhrigu readers to be honest. They may find our scrolls and know some things but they definitely do not know everything.

There was actually an astrologer who met Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu asked, “Oh are you an astrologer? If so, please tell me who I was in my last life?” So this astrologer sat down and started calculating. And as he was calculating, his eyes got bigger and bigger. He was seeing the Supreme Personality of Godhead on the scrolls. He was looking again and again at the calculations and the calculations said that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was the Supreme Personality of Godhead. But the astrologer said something else instead, and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu replied, “You got it all wrong. I happen to know that in my last life I was a cowherd boy, and because of my pious activities of taking care of the cows in that life, I became a Brahmin.” After this, the astrologer finally said, “Whatever you may be, or whoever you may be, I offer my obeisances unto you!”