आयुधानामहं वज्रं Means Those Weapons (आयुध) are used for fighting war. In these, Indra Vajra is superior because It is made up of Bones of Sage Dadhichi and In this, Maharishi Dadhichi is the fastest of penance.
When Demon Rakhtabeej terrored all Devas they made refugees of Maharishi Dadhichi they gave own all weapons to Dadhichi ji. He ...
By mentioning the word 'Vajra', does not always relate to Indra's Vajra.
Just like if one says 'Trishula' then it does not always mean Shiva's Trishula because many other deities also possess Trishula.
The word Vajra also means 'Hardest' weapon . A thing very difficult to crush.
I think by word Vajra Lord refers to the hardest of all weapons.
So I feel ...
To answer your title question, the Pāṇḍavas just wanted one village each.
Yudhishthira said, "O Sanjaya! ... Then you should repeatedly speak to
the intolerant Prince Suyodhana, entreating him when he is seated in
the midst of the Kurus. When Krishna was brought alone into the
assembly hall, evil was done towards her. But we ignored ...
Yes, in Uttar Geeta, another conversation between Krishna and Arjuna
Like the backbone of a vina or harp, the long tract of bone with many joints that stretches from the seat right up to the head of a
human being is called the merudanda (spinal cord).
There is a minute aperture or hole that passes right through this merudanda from the muladhara to ...
Krishna Paramatma doesn't talk of Kundalini directly but in two cases, he has hinted about process of Kundalini in indirect manner where he says to fix the Prana in between eyebrows and remember the supreme in full devotion to attain the lotus feet of the Lord.
Bhagavad Gita verse 8.10: prayana-kale manasacalena
bhaktya yukto yoga-balena caiva
When Ashwamedha Yajna of Yudhishthira has finished and Lord Krishna has described the Anugita to the Arjuna, Lord Krishna said to Arjuna that he wanted to leave for Dwaraka. It is mentioned in Mahabharata: Book 14: Aswamedha Parva: SECTION LI.
"Vasudeva said, 'I am the preceptor, O mighty-armed one, and know that the mind is my pupil. Through my affection ...
While giving discourse to Arjuna, the mind of Sri Krishna was merged in the BRAHMAN and thus he had been speaking as a BRAHMAN itself.
Unless we understand this crucial aspect, every word of Sri Krishna is bound to create confusion, as to his declaration himself as GOD.
He never said that he is the incarnation of Vishnu .
सर्वधर्मान्परित्यज्य मामेकं ...
Hinduism is a Henotheist Monotheist religion and the hymns of the Rigveda, the oldest scripture of Hinduism, mention many deities, but praises them successively as the "one ultimate, supreme God", alternatively as "one supreme Goddess", thereby asserting that the essence of the deities was unitary (ekam), and the deities were nothing but pluralistic ...
A Self realised Guru will ask you this, "What do you mean by God?"
Will someone/thing will become god if large enough people worship them?
What are the criteria for divinity?
In fact, these criteria are given many times in many scriptures in various forms. The names and forms of gods may differ, but the criteria generally remains same.
If understood that ...
Rama adhered to Dharma as ideology and duty but unaware of this as an avatar function. But Krishna did the same with full self consciousness and stated the same unequivocally to Arjuna. Do not know how the 12/16 scale rating was devised by ISKON or other pouranic commentator,authority biographer,devotee etc.
Please research more quickly on the sources/...
Gopis were attracted to Krishna because Krishna avatar was to attract people out of the worldliness. The word "Krishna" itself means "All-attractive"
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10
(1) The son of Vyâsa said: 'Even though Krishna was the Supreme Lord,
He, resorting to His inner potency [see yoga-mâyâ], decided to enjoy
those nights in autumn when He saw ...
Krishna !! got this name because He is all attractive, due to His four transcendental sweetnesses, viz. Roop-madhuri, Lila-madhuri, Venu-madhuri and Raas-madhuri. These transcendental sweetnesses are not manifested in any other avatars of Krishna. That is the reason He is known as the "Avataree", He Himself.
Krishna has eternal pastimes in the apex ...
Yes, Krishna is really the only ultimate God. This is the conclusion of all scriptures and seen in many scirptures like Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana, Gita etc..
Krishna say in Gita (7.7)
mattaḥ parataraṁ nānyat kiñcid asti dhanañ-jaya mayi sarvam idaṁ
protaṁ sūtre maṇi-gaṇā iva
O conqueror of wealth, there is no truth superior to Me. Everything
Very good question asked in wrong perspective.
Your question implies that there are multiple gods and also one (and only one) ultimate god.
Before completely understanding the inherent assumptions and definitions it would be useless to refer to scriptures, as hindu scriptures, just like any other religious scriptures are interpreted differently by ...