Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Opulence of the Absolute (Krishna)

Lord Krishna :- Neither the hosts of demigods nor the great sages know my origin or opulences, for in every respect, I am the source of the demigods and sages. He who knows me as the unborn, as the beginningless, as the Supreme lord of all the worlds - He who only undeluded among men is freed from all sins. Intelligence, knowledge, freedom from doubt and delusion, for-giveness, truthfulness, control of the senses, control of the mind, happiness and distress, birth, death, fear, fearlessness, non-violence, equanimity, satisfaction, austerity, charity, fame and infamy --- All these various qualities of living beings are created by Me alone.

Lord Krishna :- The Seven great sages and before them the four other great sages and the Manus (progenitors of mankind) come from Me, born from my mind, and all the living beings populating the various planets descend from them.

Lord Krishna :- I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from me. The wise perfectly knowing this engage in my devotional service and worship me with all their hearts. The thoughts of my pure devotees dwell in me.