Friday, December 25, 2009

You can never Leave Krishna as he is EveryWhere

A King Can Remove his Subjects from his kingdom by Banishing them Out of his Kingdom but Krishna Cannot as Every Kingdom is his Kingdom

Isvarah sarva-bhutanam hrd-dese’rjuna tishthati, bhramayan sarva-bhutani yantrarudhani mayaya (BG 18.61): Ishvara, the supreme creator of the universe, is residing in the heart of all. He is all-pervading, transcendent, above this creation that He has manifested from Himself, yet residing in all the hearts as the Self of all – the ruler of all, and also the Self of all. From the objective point of view, He is the dispenser of justice – the creator, preserver, destroyer. From the subjective side, He is the deepest consciousness – the Atman.

isvarah paramah krishna sac-cid-ananda vigrahah
anadir adir govindah sarva karana karanam Brahma Samhita, Chapter 5, Verse 1
Lord Krishna is the supreme absolute controller, whose form is pure immortality, omniscience and bliss. He is without beginning, the origin of all, the cause of all causes and the source of the eternal Vedas.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

similarities and differences between Vishnu and Krishna.

Vishnu is a plenary expansion of Krishna or Lord Narayana for the purpose of material creation. He is the same as Krishna in the sense that all plenary expansions are equally powerful as Krishna. In that sense, all the expansions such as Narayana in Vaikuntha are called ‘Vishnu tattva’ as opposed to the jiva-tattva or the miniscule living entities.

The difference is that Vishnu is worshiped in awe and reverence while the pastimes of Krishna with His pure devotees are very intimate and sweet. Srila Prabhupada compared Lord Vishnu as God in an official mood, and Krishna as God at home — just as a king may be venerated, worshiped and obeyed by all citizens including great ministers, while at his own home the king acts subordinate to his beloved children, while both are the same person, exhibiting different aspects of their relationships. Similarly Krishna becomes subjugated by the intimate loving dealings of His pure devotees, as we see in the Damodara-lila and other pastimes.

The Nectar of Devotion (Ch 21) gives a list of 64 transcendental qualities of Krishna. It is explained that all living entities can have upto 50 qualities in minute degrees of perfection and Lord Shiva upto 55 qualities. Lord Vishnu has 60 of these qualities unlimitedly in their fullness whereas svayam bhagavan Krishna alone has four special unique qualities not manifested even in Vishnu viz. His superexcellent beauty, the attraction of His flute playing, the wonderful varieties of His intimate pastimes (such as childhood pastimes) and His being surrounded many devotees endowed with wonderful love of God.

love / affairs in the material world / World

love affairs in the material world: they are only shadows or reflections of the real love with Krishna. If you love Krishna in any capacity, you shall never be frustrated because everything in Krishna is perfect, eternal, blissful, and full of knowledge.

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