Spiritual elevation or evolution is a simple matter of reawakening our original God consciousness.
In India all scriptures and great spiritual teachers, including Shankaracharya, an impersonalist, accept Krishna as the Supreme Lord. In the beginning of his commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita, Shankaracharya says that Narayana is transcendental to this manifested and unmanifested creation, and in the same commentary he says that the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narayana, is Krishna appearing as the son of Devaki and Vasudeva. Thus in this respect there is little difference of opinion about Krishna. Those who are authorities, be they personalist or impersonalists, are in agreement that Krishna is the Supreme Lord.
Srila Prabhupada beckons us to see the truth of this world and follow the higher road towards Krishna, God. It is up to us to elevate ourselves from the quagmire of illusion. Elevation gives us the strength to start the process back to Krishna.
An excerpt: “The influences of various people, places, and terms have led us to designate ourselves as Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Socialists, Bolsheviks, and so forth. But when we attain transcendental knowledge and are established in sanatana-dharma, the actual, eternal religion of the living entity, the spirit soul, then and then only can we attain real, undeniable peace, prosperity, and happiness in this world”. – Srila Prabhupada