Descriptions of Krishna

Descriptions of Krishna

” Wearing a peacock feather ornament upon His head, blue karnikara flowers on His ears, yellow garments as brilliant as gold and the Vaijayanti garland, Lord Krishna exhibits His transcendental from as the greatest of dancers as He entered the forest of Vrndavan, beautifying it with the marks of His footprints, He filled the holes of His flute with the nectar of His lips, and His friends sang His glories.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.21.5)

” I worship Govinda the Primeval Lord, round whose neck is swinging a garland of flowers beautified with the moon locket, whose two hands are adorned with the flute and jeweled ornaments, who always revels in pastimes of love and whose graceful threefold-bending form of Syamasundara is eternally manifest.” (Bramha-Samhita 5.31)

” The Lord’s beauty resembles a dark cloud during the rainy season. As the rainfall glistens, His bodily features also glisten. Indeed, He is the sum total of all beauty. The Lord has four arms and an exquisitely beautiful face with eyes like lotus petals, a beautiful highly raised nose, a mind -attracting smile, a beautiful forehead and equally beautiful and fully decorated ears.” ( Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.24.45)

From Bhagavad-Gita

” I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that ;lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics.” (7.9)

” Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body,that state he will attain without fail.” (8.6)

” 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.” (10.8)

From Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna speaks to Arjuna:

” When a man gives up all desires for sense gratification, which arise from mental concoction, and when his mind, thus purified, finds satisfaction in the self alone, then he is said to be in pure transcendental consciousness.” (2.55)

” The embodied soul may be restricted from sense enjoyment, though the taste for sense objects remains. But, ceasing such engagements by experiencing a higher taste, he is fixed in consciousness.” (2.59)

” Everyone is forced to act helplessly according to the qualities he has acquired from the modes of nature; therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment.” (3.5)

From Srimad-Bhagavatam (The Bhagavata-Purana)

” By discussing spiritual knowledge one can conquer lamentation and illusion, by serving a great devotee one can become free from pride, by keeping silent one can avoid obstacles on the path of mystic yoga, and simply by stopping sense gratification one can conquer envy.” (7.15.23)

” My dear Lord, all living beings within this material world are mad after planning for things, and are always busy with a desire to do this or that. This is due to uncontrollable greed. The greed for material enjoyment is always existing in the living entity, but Your Lordship is always alert, and in due course of time You strike him, just as a snake seizes a mouse and very easily swallows him.” (4th Canto)

” The conditioned soul sometimes personally appreciates the futility of sense enjoyment in the material world, and he sometimes considers material enjoyment to be full of miseries. However, due to his strong bodily conception, his memory is destroyed, and again he runs after material enjoyment, just as an animal runs after a mirage in the desert.” (4.14.10)



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