Jayapatākā Swami: We have to take the instructions at face value. When he was in the womb of his mother, he had impersonal realization. When he was instructed how by meditating on Kṛṣṇa, he could transcend the material world, so then he took birth and practiced bhakti-yoga. The other aspect is very esoteric and that is a separate thing.
24-December-2021 Sridhama Mayapur, India