Lord Krishna is most praised god in Hinduism and all over the world whose main duty is to provide enlightenment to the people who are lost and involved in the wrong deeds. Krishna is understood by many people in many ways. Even if Krishna is seen only as a character in history or as a character in the Mahabharata epic, Krishna is a powerful character with amazing abilities.
The events of his life from his birth to Mahapari Nirvana (death) are full of sorrow. But, even Krishna is always calm and happy. Whether as a child or as a lover or as a politician, Krishna is trying to connect the person with spirituality in every role.He has always tried to free every character and persons from worldly lust, love and delusion.
Lord Krishna wanted to bring spirituality into a mainstream of life by combining the political process and the spiritual process. He wanted to connect all the rulers with spirituality. They were always calm and happy even in the face of such a catastrophe. Were accustomed to meditation. But, on this special day, let’s try to understand Krishna not just as a character but as an eternal element. For a living soul trying to walk on the spiritual path, understanding Krishna from this stream will be of great benefit. The incarnation of Lord Krishna in the Dwapar era five thousand years ago and its discussion has been going on in many contexts for ages.
Its basis is Sanatan Shastras including Mahabharata, Shrimad Bhagwat Gita and other Vedas, Upanishads. Through which people are discussing Lord Krishna in many ways. The Bhagavad Gita is a sermon on philosophy given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna before the Mahabharata war. The essence of the entire Vedas and Upanishads is also found in it. Let us try to know the Krishna element on the basis of the verses of the Bhagavad Gita.Spirit is the element that makes one infinitely greater and others infinitely greater. Spirit has eternal power, the same power makes it eternal. According to Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj, “Spirit is the beginning of divine realization. The same spirit is not obtained from discourse, nor is it obtained by applying wisdom, nor is it obtained by listening to the scriptures and the Vedas more. God gives power to one who surrenders to the formless spirit and takes refuge in it, and only he can know the spirit.
The Form of Lord :
That Spirit is only one power of Lord Krishna. The element contained in Lord Krishna is Spirit. There is Paramatma in the middle or secondary level above the formless Brahman. Both the formless spirit and the divine are within the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore, Lord Krishna is more powerful than the formless Spirit and Spirit. The twenty-seventh verse of the fourteenth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita states:
“ब्रह्मणो हि प्रतिष्ठाहममृतस्याव्ययस्य च ।
शाश्वतस्य च धर्मस्य सुखस्यैकान्तिकस्य च ।।”
Meaning : I am also the basis of the formless Spirit as the natural state of immortality, indestructibility, eternity and bliss.
So Brahma is a part of Krishna. Gauranga Mahaprabhu has said, “What man calls Paramabrahma is the light of Krishna’s body.” Lord Krishna is also the power that possesses the power of Para (that can be passed) and Apara(that cannot be passed). Lord Krishna is above Para and Apara Shakti. To confirm this, let us look at the verses of the seventh chapter of the Bhagavad Gita:
“भूमिरापोअनलो वायुः खं मनो बुद्धिरेव च ।
अहंकार इतीयं मे भिन्ना प्रकृतिरष्टधा ।।४।।”
Meaning : Earth, water, fire, air, sky, mind, intellect and ego are these eight different physical powers (nature) of mine(Lord)
“अपरेयमितस्त्वन्यां प्रकृतिं विद्धि मे पराम् ।
जीवभूतां महाबाहो ययेदं धार्यते जगत् ।। ५ ।।”
Meaning :I have a transcendental power, which includes the living beings who consume the means of material or transcendental power.
It is clearly stated here that living beings fall under the supernatural power of God. Apara Shakti manifests as various elements like earth, water, fire, air, sky, mind, intellect and ego. Both these forms of material nature, gross (earth, etc.) and subtle-mind, etc., are also the result of supernatural power.The living beings who are consuming the supernatural power for the fulfillment of their various needs are the supernatural power of God Himself and due to this power the whole world is active.
The power to act in this visible world does not come unless it is made dynamic by a superpower. The powerful are always controlling the power. Therefore, living beings are always controlled by God. Organisms have no independent existence of their own. They can never be equally powerful.
“एतद्योनीति भूतानि सर्वाणीत्युपधारय ।
अहं कृत्स्नस्य जगतः प्रभवः प्रलयस्तथा ।। ६ ।।”
Meaning:These two powers or natures are the source of origin of all beings. To know that I am the cause of all materialism and spirituality in this world and its origin and doomsday.
In the twentieth verse of the tenth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says:
“अहमात्मा गुणाकेश सर्वभूताशयस्थितः ।
अहमादिश्च मध्य) च भूतानामन्त एव च ।। २० ।।”
Meaning: I am the Paramatma(Lord) who resides in the heart of all living beings and I am also the beginning, life form and end of all living beings.
“दिवि सूर्यसहस्रस्य भवेद्युगपदुत्थिता ।
यदि भाः सदृशी सा स्याद्भासस्तस्य महात्मनः ।। १२ ।।”
Meaning:If thousands of suns rose in the sky at once, the radiance of his light was as bright as the light of the cosmic God.
“तत्रैकस्थं जगत्कृत्स्नं प्रविभक्तमनेकधा ।
अपश्यद्देवदेवस्य शरीरे पाण्डवस्तदा ।। १३ ।।”
Meaning : At that time, Arjuna saw in one place the infinite expansion of the universe, which is divided into thousands and thousands of parts in the form of God.
Origin Of the Divine Power (Lord Krishna : The Incarnation)
In the world of such divine power, incarnation takes place after many years. According to the Vedas, the incarnation of Lord Krishna occurs once in an epoch. When the four ages of 4.32 billion years are completed 71 times, there is one Manavantar, that is, one Manavantar equal to 306.62 million years. Such 14 manavantara equals one day of Brahma, hence it is called kalpa. According to a day of 4.32 billion years and a day and night of 8.64 billion, the age of Brahma is 100 years with 365 days which counts (1 day = 8.64 billion years).
We celebrate the same incarnation of Lord Krishna as Krishna Janmashtami, which took place five thousand years ago. The rest of the incarnations of God are in every Dhapar which is called Yugavatar. Yugavatar is an incarnation of Lord Krishna. In that incarnation of Lord Krishna, Yugavatar Krishna was included. Therefore, the two roles of Lord Krishna can be seen together. One Lord Krishna is eternally loving, meditative, devotional time.
Lord Krishna’s Character :
The role of Bhakrishna is multi-dimensional and difficult to understand. Yugavatar Krishna is also a part of the God who has eternal power. Many lilas (deeds) of Yugavatar are beyond our intellect in itself. Therefore, Krishna cannot be understood as an ordinary person just by looking at him as a character.
Every creature is a part of God, Lord Krishna is called Sachchinananda. Being a part of Sachchinananda, all beings are looking for happiness, that is, they are looking for God. So no one in this creation can be an atheist. This is the reason why people are not satisfied no matter how materially prosperous they are. Every creature is in search of happiness. After attaining enlightenment, the living being is not saddened by the suffering that arises when traveling through the physical body.Because even those who claim to be atheists are seeking God (bliss). Every creature has eternal love for each other. But, under the influence of living love, it is not possible to recognize that love by delusion.
Human beings are born to recognize that love. Therefore, human beings can manifest the ability to love many beings forever. Lord Krishna has incarnated to realize the same ability. That is why Lord Krishna is also called Premavatar.Krishna has imparted the same divine knowledge through love and gossip with Gopini. Gopinis, who are confused by physical attraction, have been given the power to know the eternal element by providing loving devotion.
This is proved by the fact that many Krishnas of the same Krishna appeared in Rasalila. Every gopini found that the spirit was manifested in her through loving devotion. Rasalila has revealed the secret that Gopini received the elemental knowledge that I am a part of Lord Krishna.Some fools try to interpret Lord Krishna’s Rasalila as an immoral relationship. It is nothing more than the illusion of the confused physical eye. ‘अहम् ब्रह्मास्मी’ ,That is to say, the Gita sermon that gives the feeling of knowledge that I am the Spirit is invaluable to all human beings. But the fact that Krishna is higher than Brahman has been confirmed on the basis of the verses of the Gita.
For us, the Bhagavad Gita is the greatest gift of Lord Krishna incarnation. Due to all the reasons to go on the path of devotion for the divine realization of God, the day of Shrikrishna Janmashtami is special, so everyone should pay attention to the path of opening the divine eye.