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Topic: Krishna

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Krishna, playing His flute on the bank of the Yamuna River Vedic writings say that Krishna has a stunningly beautiful spiritual form (Krishna means "all-attractive"), He plays a flute, His complexion is like a dark rain cloud, He wears peacock feathers in His long, black, curly hair, the soles of His feet are decorated with auspicious symbols, His voice is like rumbling thunder, and a unique...
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One Christmas, Life magazine did a cover story entitled “Who is God?” They asked that question of many people and printed the replies. The color photos of worshipers throughout the world showed many ways of approaching God. Life said, “The God of our story is the God of personal, private faith.” Intrigued by the topic, I asked myself, “Okay, what’s your answer to ‘Who is God?’” My personal faith...
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Mitrasena dasa explains how Krishna means "attractive force" and that everything that attracts us is but a glimpse of one of Krishna's many powers. Mitrasena is a musician, writer and sustainability enthusiast. He and his family live in North Carolina, USA.
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Devamrita Swami describes Krishna as "the greatest mystery in life," and gives advice on how to look for God. Devamrita Swami is the author of Searching For Vedic India.
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A selection of Srila Prabhupada's commentaries and conversations about the name "Krishna," including its Sanskrit etymology (word origin). Where possible, we've provided links for further exploring the topic or obtaining your own copy of the book quoted. The meaning of the name "Krishna": "The name Krishna means 'all-attractive.' God attracts everyone; that is the definition of 'God.' We have...
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NOTE: Krishna has many forms and names. As the name Krishna means "the all-attractive one," other names describe qualities He manifests in other forms, such as Narayana (shelter of all living beings), or Vishnu (maintainer of the universe). Bhagavad-gita, 10.12 "You (Krishna) are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute Truth. You are the eternal,...
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Below are some source notes on the subject of Krishna's appearances on Earth and why it should matter to us that He appears here: Bhagavad-gita, 4.7, Purport: "Although the Lord appears on schedule, namely at the end of the Dvapara-yuga of the twenty-eighth millennium of the seventh Manu in one day of Brahma, He has no obligation to adhere to such rules and regulations, because He is completely...
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In less than a minute, Chaturatma dasa explains exactly who Krishna is and why God is known by so many names. Chaturatma is a bhakti yogi, Vedic priest, and host of many Krishna.com videos.
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Some notable personalities from Vedic history—kings, queens, spiritual leaders—give their view on Krishna's identity. Arjuna—a key military commander during the time of Krishna's appearance at the Battle of Kurukshetra. He asked Krishna all the questions in the Bhagavad-gita. Arjuna said: You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute Truth. You are the...
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We spoke with Premananda Gaur and Mayapur Malini in Alachua, Florida, and discovered that Krishna is the coolest, most attractive, far-out trickster ever.