The Supreme Lord Krishna
What is God ?
Anyone can declare themselves as God in so many ways, and the less intelligent and the ignorant
will accept. The deceivers will also take advantage of the ignorant and convince them to follow ordinary humans as God.
Knowing ‘what is God’ will help one to know the true God.
The true God is one who has appeared thousands of times in this and other universes, and many times on this planet and other planets. This proves He is Eternal and omnipotent. Anyone who has appeared only once can never be called God.
The true God is the creator of billions of universes with zillions of planets. He does not come to one significant planet (Earth) to suffer. He comes to enjoy a loving relationship with His devotees.
The true God is one who is most merciful and loving. Anyone who only gives once chance (one life), or sanctions eternal suffering, or uses fear can never be called God.
The true God gives on the spot liberation, saves people in their current life, and destroys the demonic. Anyone who just watches people being harassed and killed and cannot stop it, can never be called God.
The true God has six opulence in full. Beauty, knowledge, strength, wealth, fame, and renunciation.
The true God is the well-wisher of all living beings, and not just the humans or humans from one community or nation.
The true God is a person with a most beautiful spiritual form. Anyone who is average looking, has wrinkles, or a beard can never be called God. These are the symptoms of a material body. Any invisible god will always remain invisible, because they don’t exist.
The true God is a very creative author with unlimited knowledge. He has compiled thousands of books of knowledge. There are even humans who have compiled more than 50 books. Anyone who has compiled just a few books can never be called God.
The true God is a responsible and intelligent communicator. He does not make irresponsible nor ambiguous statements.
The true God performs miracles which have never been performed by anyone else.
Lord Krishna has appeared millions of times, proving He is Eternal
“Brahma, it is I, the Personality of Godhead, who was existing before the creation, when there was nothing but Myself. Nor was there the material nature, the cause of this creation. That which you see now is also I, the Personality of Godhead, and after annihilation what remains will also be I, the Personality of Godhead.”
– Lord Krishna, Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.9.33
“Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.12
“To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 4.8
Statements made by Lord Krishna declaring Himself as God
- Lord Krishna states He creates and maintains the whole cosmos of millions of
“The whole cosmic order is under Me. Under My will it is automatically manifested again and again, and under My will it is annihilated at the end.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.8
- Lord Krishna states that with a single particle of Himself, He maintains the whole universe.
“With a single fragment of Myself I pervade and support this entire universe.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.42
- Lord Krishna states He is the generating seed of all existences.
“Furthermore, O Arjuna, I am the generating seed of all existences. There is no being – moving or nonmoving – that can exist without Me.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.39
- Lord Krishna states He keeps the planets in orbit.
“I enter into each planet, and by My energy they stay in orbit.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.13
- Lord Krishna states He is Omnipresent, meaning He is present everywhere.
“Although I am the maintainer of all living entities and although I am everywhere, I am not a part of this cosmic manifestation, for My Self is the very source of creation.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.5
- Lord Krishna states He is Omniscient, meaning He knows the past, present, and the future.
“O Arjuna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, I know everything that has happened in the past, all that is happening in the present, and all things that are yet to come.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 7.26
- Lord Krishna states He is the source of all spiritual and material planets.
“I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts. “
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.8
- Lord Krishna states He controls the weather.
“I give heat, and I withhold and send forth the rain.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.19
- Lord Krishna states He is the origin of all species of living beings.
“It should be understood that all species of life, o son of Kunti, are made possible by birth in this material nature, and that I am the seed giving father.”
– Lord Krishna, BhagavadGita 14.4
- Lord Krishna states He is Omnipotent, meaning He is the greatest.
“Because I am transcendental, beyond both the fallible and the infallible, and because I am the greatest, I am celebrated both in the world and in the Vedas as that Supreme Person.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.18
- Lord Krishna states that the energy or splendor of the sun, moon, and fire come from Him.
“The splendor of the sun, which dissipates the darkness of this whole world, comes from Me. And the splendor of the moon and the splendor of ﬁre are also from Me. ”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.12
Teachings from Lord Krishna which proves that He is the most merciful, forgiving, loving, and responsible
- Lord Krishna proved that He is most merciful with moral teachings which benefit all living beings and actions of kindness.
Lord Krishna is the well-wisher of everyone
“The benefactor and well-wisher of all living entities…”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 5.29
Lord Krishna is the most dear friend of everyone
“I am the most dear friend… [to everyone]”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.18
Lord Krishna treats everyone equally
“I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all…”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.29
Lord Krishna doesn’t command the killing of animals – Mercy for animals too
“If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a ﬂower, a fruit or water, I will accept it.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.26
A devotee of Lord Krishna can only eat food that is first offered to Him (Bhagavad-Gita 9.27-28), and He only takes vegetarian food. Thus, the devotees should be pure vegetarian.
Lord Krishna commands His devotees to love everyone
“One who is not envious but is a kind friend to all living entities – such a devotee of Mine
is very dear to Me…”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 12.13-14
“Who treats alike both friend and enemy…”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 14.22-25
“A person is said to be still further advanced when he regards all —the honest well-wisher, friends and enemies, the envious, the pious, the sinner and those who are indifferent and impartial—with an equal mind.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 6.9
“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Fearlessness; puriﬁcation of one’s existence; cultivation of spiritual knowledge; charity; self-control; performance of sacriﬁce; study of the Vedas; austerity; simplicity; nonviolence; truthfulness; freedom from anger; renunciation; tranquility; aversion to faultﬁnding; compassion for all living entities; freedom from covetousness; gentleness; modesty; steady determination; vigor; forgiveness; fortitude; cleanliness; and freedom from envy and from the passion for honor – these transcendental qualities, O son of Bharata, belong to godly men endowed with divine nature.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 16.1-3
- Lord Krishna proved that He is forgiving by giving everyone, unlimited chances and not
Everyone is eternally existing and gets unlimited chances
“Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be. As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 2.12-13
Lord Krishna states above that we are all eternal and we get unlimited chances or lives.There is no eternal damnation for any soul.
“Even if you are considered to be the most sinful of all sinners, when you are situated in the boat of transcendental knowledge you will be able to cross over the ocean of miseries.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 4.36
Even the most sinful people can go back to the Kingdom of God, if they simply stop sinning from this moment on, worship Lord Krishna, and follow His instructions, the Bhagavad-Gita.
- Lord Krishna proved that He is most responsible.
Lord Krishna considers everyone to be His family member
“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.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 15.7
Lord Krishna gives us free will
“Thus, I have explained to you knowledge still more conﬁdential. Deliberate on this fully, and then do what you wish to do.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.63
Lord Krishna does not force anyone to follow Him, nor curse, nor torment anyone. This is because, Lord Krishna is the most responsible Person.
Physical proofs for Lord Krishna as God
The absolute truth is a Person with the most beautiful transcendental form, Lord Krishna. Millions of people have seen Lord Krishna with their own eyes. Even today, some pure devotees are seeing, and some are perceiving Him every day.
“krsnas tu bhagavan svayam”
– Lord Krishna is the original Personality of Godhead.
– Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.28
– Lord Krishna has an eternal blissful spiritual body.
– Sri Brahma-Samhita 5.1
Lord Krishna is the original source of all incarnations of God and He has a spiritual form.
“Therefore, Arjuna, you should always think of Me in the form of Krsna…”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 8.7
Lord Krishna declared Himself as ‘rupam’, with form. One cannot meditate on something which is formless.
“When Arjuna thus saw Krsna in His original form, he said: O Janardana, seeing this humanlike form, so very beautiful, I am now composed in mind, and I am restored to my original nature.”
– Arjuna on seeing Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 11.51
Arjuna saw Lord Krishna in His original form, which is very beautiful.
“My dear Arjuna, only by undivided devotional service can I be understood as I am,
standing before you, and can thus be seen directly. Only in this way can you enter into
the mysteries of My understanding.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 11.54
Lord Krishna can be seen directly by His pure devotees.
“Fools deride Me when I descend in the human form. They do not know My transcendental nature as the Supreme Lord of all that be.”
– Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 9.11
When Lord Krishna appears on planet earth in His original human like form, which is eternal and spiritual, not material. The foolish think of Him as an ordinary person and neglect Him. They compare themselves with God, and because they have limitations due to their material body, they conclude that God cannot have a form, because He is great. They fail to realize that God has an eternal spiritual form, and not a temporary material form like ours. It’s for this reason that He is great, and we are not.
“Arjuna said: You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute Truth. You are the eternal, transcendental, original person, the unborn, the greatest. All the great sages such as Narada, Asita, Devala and Vyasa conﬁrm this truth about You, and now You Yourself are declaring it to me.”
– Bhagavad-Gita 10.12-13
Many great saintly personalities like Narada, Asita, Devala and others accepted Lord Krishna as the one true God.
Lord Krishna performed miracles which have never been performed by anyone else
God has No Companions?
Why should God be alone? His power and opulence have no meaning, unless He exhibits His potencies with others.
Some people believe that God has no companions. Which also means that anyone with a companion is not God. The essence of this belief is to defy God by limiting Him based on limited human perception and intelligence. Such a belief is essentially atheistic. Those who say God has no companions, should first ask themselves why they have companions? Why don’t they live alone all their life? Have no spouse, no friends, no children, no relatives, no colleagues, and so on. How would they feel if they had to live alone for trillions of years?
God Has Unlimited Companions
We have a partner, the spouse. Most humans get married because life is boring alone. What is the point in alone existence? The purpose of life is to enjoy. But enjoyment is only possible when we share with others. If a person lives in a 10-bedroom house alone, it serves no purpose, there would be no enjoyment. It’s only worth living in a 10-bedroom house if one lives in the company of others and if others visit the house. Otherwise it means absolutely nothing to be alone in the house for entire life, or even a few days.
Most humans cannot live alone during this one short life of 100 years or less, which is perfectly natural. Can anyone live alone for say 100 years, or how about 1000 years, how about 100,000 years? There is no human on the planet who would agree to live alone for more than 100 years. Most do not want to live alone even for a few months.
The almighty God is existing for trillions of years, He is eternal. Why on earth would He live in the vast unlimited cosmos with millions of universes, all by Himself? What does He do all day by Himself? What enjoyment would He get by being by Himself for trillions and trillions of years? What is the value in His unlimited potency if He does not use it?
There has never been a King or President on the planet who lived alone, because it makes absolutely no sense to be the King or President without the citizens. A King means he has citizens, he has companions to enjoy life with by way of servants, friends, and personal consorts. In a similar way, the Supreme Personality of Godhead has companions and not just a few but unlimited. He has billions of personal servants, friends, and personal consorts. To enjoy and share His eternal life with others.
Lord Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and He is never alone. He lives on the spiritual planet of Goloka Vrindavan with billions of friends, servants, and His eternal personal consort Radha. God has companions to experience and give love and happiness to others.
• Love can only be experienced between people and not alone.
• Happiness comes from sharing with others and not just alone.
• Satisfaction comes from pleasing others and not by oneself.
• Enjoyment can only be experienced by being with others and not by self.
If an eternal entity has no partners then he is devoid of love, devoid of happiness, devoid of satisfaction, and devoid of enjoyment. This means an insane entity.
Lord Krishna is most merciful and loving and He proves this by sharing His eternal life with living entities in a personal companion relationship, based on the desires and deserves of the living entities. Every living entity has a personal relationship with Lord Krishna, and this is realized when the living entity becomes a pure devotee of Lord Krishna. Eventually all living entities go back to the spiritual abode to enjoy the juice (rasa) of a personal companion relationship with Lord Krishna or His expansions.