Monday, 26 December 2011

What makes Krishna special?

  • The goal  of the Bhagavatam is to glorify Krishna. This is important because Krishna is a special form of the Supreme Lord. That is why in the list of avatars given by Suta Goswami, he says Krsnas tu bhagavan svayam - the original Supreme Personality of Godhead is Krishna.
  • We may ask that why is Krishna superior to other forms of God because God is equal. Just like the example of a moon. The moon is one but sometimes its half moon, small moon (punima, amavasya etc) similarly the Lord will manifest a certain amount of qualities in every form so if we take all of these different form we will see that some will manifest less qulities and some manifest less qualities just like the moon sometimes will manifest less light and sometimes more light.
  • It's not that Krishna created all other forms of the Lord, they were all eternal (like Narsimhadev, Lord Rama, Visnu etc) but  Krishna is purna bhagavan because He is manifesting all the qualities.
  • What makes the beauty of Krishna special? It is the madhurya or sweetness in His form which makes Him special as it allows greater intimacy with devotees. Krishna's beauty becomes unrestricted and the form itself allows a greater relationship.
  • The other forms of God will manifest dasya relationship (servitorship) and vatsalya rasa (in case of Lord Ramacandra) only. The pastimes of the Lord are madhurya.

- HH Bhanu Swami

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