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Why Krsna Comes Here?

 

 

 

 

written by purujit dasa

Krsna is not an ordinary man, but fully transcendental supreme person, also known to many as "God". Krsnas tu bhagavan svayam, in other words krsna is the source of all incarnations like rama, narashigha, vamana, kapila, etc. and he's Anandamayo 'bhyasat (Vedanta-sutra 1.1.12), full of enjoyment. Krsna is not boring, but full of transcendental blissfulness and he is enjoying unlimited joyful pastimes, which are full of varieties. This is God. He's also the reservoir of all six opulences in unlimited way: he's the richest, because He's the possessor of not just this one universe, but of billions and billions of universes in the material atmosphere and beyond. That "beyond" means that after you cross this material world on your spiritual airplanes, there's the unlimited spiritual dimension -Vaikuntha (translation: No anxiety world), where Sri krsna, The Supreme Lord resides eternally. Why He comes here in to the limited atmosphere where death, birth, old age and disease rein? Out of His love, because ultimately all living entities(not just humans) are parts and parcels of Him eternally

 

mamaivamso jiva-loke

jiva-bhutah sanatanah

manah-sasthanindriyani

prakrti-sthani karsati

 

The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal, fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind.

Bg 15.7

 

What is that conditioning? It is our desire to become the master. And when this desire grows into total obsession, Krsna Himself comes to reestablish the real understanding

 

yada yada hi dharmasya

glanir bhavati bharata

abhyutthanam adharmasya

tadatmanam srjamy aham

 

Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion-at that time I descend Myself.

Bg 4.7

 

He comes and manifests such wonderful activities such as lifting the Govardhana Hill, or marrying sixteen thousand wives, that hardly anyone can be left in doubt over whether He's the Supreme or not. Furthermore, He speaks the Bhagavad-gita, the ultimate scientific explanation of God realization, through which we can access Him even now after He's physically absent. This of course must be through the parampara system(disciplic line). Therefore let us praise His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada(his transcendental birthday is just one day after) as well, as it is due to his coming to the West that we're able to penetrate into the mysteries of Krsna's understanding for the first time.

 

 

 

 

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