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I just wanted to add my opinion as an answer. In regards to context, Krishna might have said so to stop Bramhanas and Ksatriyas from doing Materialistic Jobs, for their duties and responsibilities towards society are much higher. It doesn't use that harsh language on Vaishyas. As regards respect is considered, we can look at Vedas - Salutations and ...


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Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the founder of the Gaudiya Vaishnavism, loved to listen to Gita-Govinda written by Jayadeva Goswami. Bhaktivinod Thakur (Srila Prabhupada's Paramguru), one of the acharyas in Gaudiya Vaishnavism, also admitted its importance. In Gaudiya Vaishnavism websites, you will find Jayadeva Goswami's book, biography etc. So it is indeed ...


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Syamantaka mani episode happened before Mahabharata war. After Syamantaki mani episode, Satyabhama became wife of Krishna. In Mahabharata vana parva, when Pandavas are in the forest, Krishna visits them along with his wife Satyabhama. So by this time, the syamantaka episode must have occurred. Hence the conclusion.


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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has not read scriptures. In one of his discourse, he makes it abundantly clear; I have transcribed the part where he says that: me as a person, I always avoided learning Sanskrit language, though I have immense liking towards the language I avoided learning it when I had the opportunities to learn because the moment you learn Sanskrit ...


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Vasudevan, Devaki and Rohini were all born as Gopars and Gopis. The Harivamsa and Devi Bhagavata Puranas say the same thing


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So, my question is, here Krishna is to be taken as the adjective which means - "The most attractive one / the one who's all attractive / the one who's of dark complexion". Or it is to be taken in the proper noun form, i.e., the incarnation of the Lord - "Shri Krishna"? It appears most translators of Rāmāyaṇa consider kṛṣṇa to be a proper ...


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There is mention of word Krishna in Ramayana several time but that should be taken as adjective which means "the most attractive one / the one who's all attractive / the one who's of dark complexion" etc. To clarify, see this shloka from 119 Sarga of Yudhaa Kanada: सीता लक्ष्मीर्भवान् विष्णुर्देवः कृष्णः प्रजापतिः || ६-११७-२८ वधार्थं रावणस्येह ...


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From Shri Adi Shankara bhasya, All the activities of the world in the form, ‘I eat this; I see; I hear this; I experience this happiness, suffer this sorrow; I shall do this for that purpose, I shall do this for this purpose; I shall know this,’ etc. indeed arise owing to their being the objects of the conscious witness. They verily exist in consciousness, ...


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