Krishna's Army

In the Mahabharata war, Krishna gives himself to one side, the Pandavas and gives his army
to the opposing side, the Kauravas.

Krishna has stated clearly that the war had to occur
to protect dharma and its associated principles of truth, justice, etc. This is a war of Good against Evil.
Krishna has clearly stated that the Pandavas are on the side of dharma and Kauravas on the side of adharma. So, Krishna's message in the Bhagavad-Gita to Arjuna is that he must fight.

Krishna gives his army to the Kaurvas, who are on the side of evil. I don't understand why He didn't give both Himself and His army to the Pandavas. I understand that Duryodhana was distantly related to Krishna and so he asked Krishna for his help. So, an argument could be made that Krishna was following social protocols. This argument doesn't make sense. In any case, Krishna has shown He was more than willing to break social protocols if needed.

I have heard people of many different religions including Hindus in India describe these actions of Krishna as "wicked, sinister, ungodly," etc. I would greatly appreciate an intelligent response to this.

Hare Krishna<

Jay

Great Epic

This is truth of the world, Mahabharata is great epics which describes the war of Good against Evil, It also describes that good things always win the war. It is great to know about this Great Epic and it is full of spirituality.

choices

My understanding is that this lila shows the difference between a devotee and a materialist. A devotee always chooses Krishna and a materialist always chooses material benefit due to his limited vision. He can't understand that even a big army or whatever means nothing when God is on the opposite side.
Moreover, there was allegedly a curse over His army and Krishna incorporated it in the lila.

Those criticizing Krishna actually project their own ideas on Him, how He should act, forgetting that He Himself decides what is (un)godly, not them.

Who has a problem with understanding Krishna lila can focus on Rama lila where Rama does no 'ungodly acts'.

Hari Hari
ys Jan