If one can accept the subtle body of a dream as false and not identify oneself with that body, then certainly an awake person need not identify with the gross body. As one who is awake has no connection with the activities of the body in a dream, an awakened, liberated soul has no connection with the activities of the present body. In other words, because he is acquainted with his constitutional position, he never accepts the bodily concept of life.
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.28.38, Purport

Without being empowered by the direct potency of Lord Krishna to fulfill His desire and without being specifically favored by the Lord, no human being can become the spiritual master of the whole world. . . . Only an empowered personality can distribute the holy name of the Lord and enjoin all fallen souls to worship Krishna. . . . Such a personality is krishnalingita-vigraha – that is, he is always embraced by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila 25.9, Commentary

Attaining liberation, the soul leaves the material body. Then the soul attains its own effulgent spiritual form. Manifesting that form, the soul meets the Supreme Person.
Chandogya Upanishad 8.12.2

If someone says, “The individual soul’s becoming the Supreme is the true goal of life,” then that person indeed speaks a lie. The individual soul can never become the Supreme.
Vishnu Purana 2.14.27

When the Supreme Lord descends to the material world as an avatar, even persons with impure hearts are able to see Him with their own eyes. Still, their seeing Him is not direct. They see the reflection of Him. That is explained in the scriptures. Otherwise, the people have no power to see Him.
Srila Jiva Goswami
Bhakti-sandarbha, Anuccheda 7

Perfection in self-realization cannot be attained by any kind of yogi unless he engages in devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for that is the only auspicious path.
Lord Kapila
Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.25.19

By understanding the pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, one can understand the truth about Krishna. By understanding Krishna, one can understand the limit of all knowledge described in various revealed scriptures.
Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami
Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila 25.270

Pure love of God manifests as the most subtle consciousness, devoid of material qualities and material desires, increasing at every moment, and never interrupted.
Narada-bhakti-sutra 54