And then we see in Bhagavad Gita that Krishna says that he is only Rama among warriors and Rama is mentioned along with lion, Garuda, Prahlada, wind and Ganges!! Like he is almost degrading Rama to just a warrior and a small portion of himself
This is not degradation. In this chapter, Krishna is giving Brahman's divine manifestations (दिव्य विभूतियाँ). In ...
From this blog which answers Who are Gaudiya Vaishnavas?
“Gauḍīya” indicates the part of India between the southern side of the
Himalayan Mountains and the northern part of the Vindhyā Hills, which
is called Āryāvarta, or the Land of the Āryans. This portion of India
is divided into five parts or provinces (Pañca-gauḍadeśa): Sārasvata
(Kashmir and Punjab),...
Yes. It is true that Krishna fulfilled Kubja's physical desires.
No. It is not true that they had sex.
As mentioned by an user in comments, Kubja relieved from all her desires after smelling the fragrance of Krishna's feet. She did not satisfied by performing sex with Krishna.
Kubja has two major desires
Satisfying her lusty desires
Krishna as visitor in ...
Devi Satyabhama being the incarnation of Bhumi devi is provided in different scriptures including Brahma Vaivarta purana, Garga samhita, Padma Purana,krishnoupanishad, and Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya.
Brahma Vaivarta Purana(6.141-150):
141.Lord Sesa, the master of the universes, will go to Devaki’s womb. Then Yogamaya will pull (sankars) Him into Rohini’s ...
Simple answer - because he was a far better warrior than Karna.
2 defeats of karna on the 16th day.
Karna, leaving Satyaki quickly pierced Arjuna with three arrows and Krishna with twenty, and Partha again repeatedly. Although many were the arrows that he shot while slaying his foes in that battle, like Indra himself inspired with wrath, Karna yet felt ...
1. Did Indra know Shri Krishna as an avatara of Hari?
Yes, Indra knew that Shri Krishna was an avatar of Vishnu after the Govardhana Hill incident. The same is known from the following lines selected:
It is wonderful as well as dear for me to see that you are able to conceal the complete Vaishnava splendour within your human body, which comes out when you ...
- Lord Shiva:
In Atharvaveda Parishista 36.9.3 we can find a mantra which addresses Lord Shiva as Yogeshwara:
.... विश्वेश्वर योगेश्वर महेश्वर नमस्तेऽस्तु...
...Salutations to Vishweswara, Yogeshwara, Maheswara...
From the above mantra, it is clear that Lord Shiva is addressed as Yogeshwara.
- Lord Krishna:
In Mahabharata (Bhagvad Gita 18.78), Sanjaya ...
This is a partial answer, addressing the second part of the question, based on Adi Shankara's commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. The word Yogeswara is used for Krishna in the Gita.
The word Yogeswara has multiple meanings and any person who is a master of yoga can also be called Yogeswara. But to understand in what sense Krishna is called Yogeswara, the ...
According to the Bhagavad Gita (3:6), there is not a moment in life when one can remain without action:
Karmendriyaani samyamya ya aaste manasaa smaran |
Indriyaarthaanvimoodhaatmaa mithyaachaarah sa uchyate. ||
He who, restraining the organs of action, sits thinking of the sense objects in his mind, he, of deluded under-standing, is called a hypocrite.
Gaudiya indicates that they honour Radharani along with Sri Krishna
A Krishna centric devotee is technically called a ”Karshnav”
Someone who worships Radharani along with Krishna,is called a Gaudiya Vaishnav.
This is explained in a lecture by HG Amogh Lila Prabhu,6:10-6:49
Unproductiveness is not same as not doing duties. The product of Karma is not in our hands.
Not doing duties--idleness--is not respected. Below are some examples:
Rishi Bharadwaja to Sauviras king Satrunjaya says:
They that are idle never win affluence; nor they that are destitute of manliness and exertion; nor they that are stained by vanity; nor they that ...
Lord Krishna is Yogeshwar.
In Bhagavath Gita, Lord Krishna is called as Yogeshwar by Sanjaya.
yatra yogeśvaraḥ kṛṣṇo
yatra pārtho dhanur-dharaḥ
tatra śrīr vijayo bhūtir
dhruvā nītir matir mama
Lord Shiva is known as Yogeeshwer i.e the Lord of the Yogis.
He is known as Adi Yogi i.e the first Yogi.
But it is Sri Krishna who is known as Yogeshwar i....
Lord Krishna indeed went to Vaikuntha with his own transdental body.
Without employing the mystic āgneyī meditation to burn up His transcendental body, which is the all-attractive resting place of
all the worlds and the object of all contemplation and meditation,
Lord Kṛṣṇa entered into His own abode.(SB 11.31.6)
Srila Prabhupada Comments
Lord is is ...