I have found many people saying that all the names found in vedas and upanishads ( like Agni, Aditya, Rudra, Indra, etc.) refer to Krishna only; and Lord Krishna himself told this to Arjuna in the Mahabharata.

So my question is if it is so, then in which chapter is it mentioned and about what is the conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna?

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Sarve veda padam amananti, tapamsi sarvani-ca yad vdanti Yad icchanto brahmacharyam caranti, tat te padam samgrahenabravimi om iti etat

All the words in veda refer to same, all the tapsvi say the same, it gives whatever the wishes of brahmachari that is the same as OM.
- Katha Upanishad 2.15 sloka

In Geetha he refers to OM vibuthi adhyaya

maharṣīṇāṃ bhṛgurahaṃ girāmasmyekamakṣaram। yajñānāṃ japayajño'smi sthāvarāṇāṃ himālayaḥ ।10.25

Of great sages I am Bhrigu. Of sounds I am the monosyllabic mantra Om. Of sacrifices I am japa. Of immovable things I am the Himalayas.

सर्वस्य चाहं हृदि सन्निविष्टो मत्त: स्मृतिर्ज्ञानमपोहनं च | वेदैश्च सर्वैरहमेव वेद्यो वेदान्तकृद्वेदविदेव चाहम् || 15||

sarvasya chāhaṁ hṛidi sanniviṣhṭo mattaḥ smṛitir jñānam apohanaṁ cha vedaiśh cha sarvair aham eva vedyo vedānta-kṛid veda-vid eva chāham

BG 15.15: I am seated in the hearts of all living beings, and from Me come memory, knowledge, as well as forgetfulness. I alone am to be known by all the Vedas, am the author of the Vedānt, and the knower of the meaning of the Vedas.

By induction a->b Krishna -> OM single letter By katha upanishad All words are OM Krishna-> OM <- All words in Veda(Katha upanishad) in other words Krishna -> all words in veda -> OM is same. This was stated by madvacharya. Madvacharya even goes further all the sounds refer to him only not only veda.. Jai Madhva gurave namaha.. Jai sri krishna

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    Agni -> one which makes water to move -> its the chetana sakthi for jiva to move, otherwise jiva has no action.. he cannot move by himself so Agni is Lord inside a chetan that is man or animal <BR> Indra who is lord indirya (That is again God) <BR> Rudra Destructive fire which can consume the universe. that is lord inside rudra that is nrsimha..
    – Prasanna R
    Feb 12, 2021 at 8:37

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