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Smart Quote of the Day, July 20, 2016

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"Although Krishna was a great-grandfather when He appeared on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra, He did not appear like an old man. Krishna cannot be polluted by any sinful activity, Krishna never dies, Krishna never becomes old, Krishna is never subject to lamentation, Krishna is never hungry, and He is never thirsty. Whatever He desires is perfectly lawful, and whatever He decides cannot be changed by anyone. ."

Today's Smart Quote is from Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Chapter Eighty-seven, "Prayers of the Personified Vedas":

The first of Krishna’s eight transcendental qualities is that He is always untouched by the contamination of material existence. This is mentioned in the Isopanishad: apapa-viddham. Just as the sun is never polluted by any contamination, the Supreme Lord is never polluted by any sinful activity. Although Krishna’s actions may sometimes seem impious, He is never polluted by such actions.

The second transcendental quality is that Krishna never dies. In the Bhagavad-gita, Fourth Chapter, He informs Arjuna that both He and Arjuna had many appearances in this material world, but that He alone remembers all such activities—past, present and future. This means that He never dies. Forgetfulness is due to death. As we die, we change our bodies and forget. Krishna, however, is never forgetful. He can remember everything that has happened in the past. Otherwise, how could He remember that He first taught the yoga system of the Bhagavad-gita to the sun-god, Vivasvan? Therefore, He never dies. Nor does He ever become an old man.

Although Krishna was a great-grandfather when He appeared on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra, He did not appear like an old man. Krishna cannot be polluted by any sinful activity, Krishna never dies, Krishna never becomes old, Krishna is never subject to lamentation, Krishna is never hungry, and He is never thirsty. Whatever He desires is perfectly lawful, and whatever He decides cannot be changed by anyone.