is Krishna God in Hinduism? What is the significance of Lord
Krishna vis-à-vis all the sacred Scriptures of Hinduism. What
is the role of Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita? Did Krishna ever exist? These are
some of the questions I receive through the Internet often.
is it that we name Krishna as Lord Krishna and not God Krishna? What is the underlying
truth? Can any mortal human being be named as Lord Krishna? Commonly we only address
almighty creator as Lord and never a human being. Of
all the spiritual seekers, Saints and sages Lord Krishna finds no mention anywhere.
Lord Krishna right from the beginning of his life had supernatural powers. Powers
that defied all logic and understanding! It was as if the almighty God himself
had manifested in the human form as Lord Krishna.
prime reason why Lord Krishna is treated as an Avatar of the era! Whatever powers
Lord Krishna exercised even at a very young age were not acquired by him in his
present life. He was the only human being of his times whom everybody respected
and loved. He was a phenomenon in himself. His extraordinary powers of adjudicating
disputes amongst kings and the ordinary had no parallel. Lord
Krishna in fact set his foot on Mother Earth for a prime purpose and that was
upholding the dharma. The situation in the times of Lord Krishna was almost similar
to as we find today (in the present kali yoga). Total chaos and disorder prevailed
everywhere. Dharma was required to be firmly reestablished.
was not within the powers of man gods like Mahavira,
Gautama Buddha, Jesus
Christ and Prophet
Mohammed who would have made it possible. Even an enlightened one could
not have set the dharma right. It was at this juncture that Lord Krishna gave
the famous doctrine of Bhagavad Gita to Pandava King Arjuna.
The forces of evil represented by the Kauravas and the godly forces represented
by the Pandavas stood facing each other in the battle of Mahabharata.
Both Kauravas and Pandavas were related to each other. The Pandava King Arjuna
was finding it difficult to fight his brethren. He was feeling absolutely demoralized
and dissatisfied with life. The
hopelessness with which the Pandava King Arjuna was conducting the affairs of
his kingdom made Lord Krishna gave the famous sermon of Bhagavad Gita. Lord Krishna
exhorted upon Pandava King Arjuna to face the enemy no matter what.
Krishna explained upon the virtues of fighting the enemy. Lord Krishna stressed
upon the fact that it was his duty as a King to fight the enemy. It was not a
personal fight and it would be treated as cowardice by the countrymen. No amount
of justification and convincing could make Pandava King Arjuna relent. He was
bent upon not fighting the enemy which consisted of his relatives and friends.
When every logistical argument
failed... Lord Krishna preached to Pandava King Arjuna the concept behind Bhagavad
Gita. He enumerated that the bodily existence of a human being carries no value
in the cosmic system. According to him our soul atman within has taken the body
to purify itself of the dross contained within.
death of body carries no meaning. One who is our uncle or a friend in this life
may have been my parents in the earlier lives. The justification of not wanting
to attack the enemy never stood any ground. Lord Krishna put forward the plea
that everything happens as per the wishes of God. human beings have their role
to play based upon the residual balance of karma of the previous lives. If
Pandava King Arjuna was required to fight the enemy... then King Arjuna was duty-bound
to do that. His freewill carried no meaning in the world of souls atmans. As per
Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita, every King merely represents his country and his
personal interests do not come into play while facing the enemy head-on.
Lord Krishna further exhorted that in the next life... no one knows what shall
be our relationship with those whom we call our friends and relatives in present
life. Then why desist from fighting the enemy at large! The
complex story of relationship of the body with the soul atman within was explicitly
explained by Lord Krishna to Pandava King Arjuna. Slowly the real truth of life
dawned upon Pandava King Arjuna. He realized the gravity of words being stated
by Lord Krishna. By the time Lord Krishna had completed the doctrine of Bhagavad
Gita... Pandava King Arjuna was not only prepared to fight the enemy but was determined
to defeat them.
Krishna emphasized to King Arjuna that this fight is not between two enemies.
It shall be a fight between dharma and adharma and dharma is bound to win. In
the domain of God there is no place for adharma continuing for a long period of
Pandava King Arjuna realized his folly and the fight between dharma and adharma
was fought bravely by the Pandavas in the battle of Mahabharata in Kurushetra.
To state that either
one the battle would be a misnomer for on the earthly domain there were dead bodies
spread all over. It was totally a ghastly sight. No doubt Dharma had defeated
the evil forces of adharma but a very heavy price had to be paid by both sides.
battle of Mahabharata... a fight between the godly forces and the evil is what
Bhagavad Gita is all about! The crucial role of soul atman in the journey of life
has been detailed in the doctrine of Bhagavad Gita by Lord Krishna. Difficult
to digest by earthly human beings... the doctrine of Bhagavad Gita details everything
a serious seeker of spirituality would want to know while on the path towards
above... Ever since the four Vedas became available to mankind, Bhagavad Gita...
the doctrine put forward by Lord Krishna was like all the four Vedas condensed
together. The knower of Bhagavad Gita was not further required to assimilate the
teachings of the four Vedas. If
one understood the crux of wisdom contained in the Bhagavad Gita... the journey
of the soul atman would come to an end. The doctrine of Bhagavad Gita is sufficient
for any human being to complete the journey of life in totality. Having learnt
of the wisdom contained in the Bhagavad Gita... the doctrine put forward by Lord
Krishna... one can gain enlightenment and finally salvation within present life.
in essence was the final message conveyed by Lord Krishna to King Arjuna. Lord
Krishna repeatedly exhorted upon the fact that, the ultimate goal of any human
being gaining enlightenment and finally salvation... cause for decay and dying
of a body must never disturb one. It
is only sensual attachments and Moha (affection for your near and dear ones) which
prolong the journey of a human being on Mother Earth. Lord Krishna emphasized
upon theory of karma that every human being was duty-bound to do his part. The
fruits of all the karma as per Lord Krishna never belonged to one. The fruits
always and ever belonged to our soul atman within.
Krishna emphasized upon the fact that it is our soul atman that has taken the
body and never otherwise. No body can ever manifest a soul atman within. Lord
Krishna stated that without a soul atman... body was practically an inert matter.
According to Lord Krishna
when everything belonged to our soul atman within... why fear the unknown? Our
part of the job is continuing doing our karma and leaving the fruits for the soul
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
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