Who is Krsna?

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Prabhupada, who is Krsna?
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Krsna is historical personality.
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But He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
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According to Vedic literature, we get information that God comes within all kinds of societies.
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Not only human society, but in animal society also.
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And why does He come? When does He come?
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These descriptions that information is there in the Vedic literature very nicely, one has to study.
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Sometimes, people object that, “God cannot come as incarnation.”
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But we don’t agree with that point.
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If we say that God cannot come, that means God becomes subjected to our order.
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He, so great and independence, so why He shall not come? If He like, He can come.
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We don’t agree to the philosophy that God cannot come. Why God cannot come?
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If He is actually the great whatever He likes, He can do, that is God’s position.
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What is Krsna Consciousness?
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Yes. That is very important.
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Krsna Consciousness is described very nicely in the Bhagavad-Gita.
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Perhaps you know Bhagavad-Gita. I understand you are reading Bhagavad-Gita.
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So Bhagavad-Gita is the guide how to become Krsna conscious.
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There is a statement by Krsna Himself in the ninth chapter.
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Just always think of me, become my devotee, always think of me.
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Worship me. Offer obeisances unto me.
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These are the different processes how one can become Krsna conscious.
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How does Krsna Consciousness differ from other yoga systems?
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Yoga systems is also Krsna Consciousness.
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But the modern yoga system is a different manufacture of the latest atheist class of men.
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They meditate upon something impersonal, void. That is very difficult.
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You cannot concentrate your mind on something void.
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That is simply troublesome. That is stated in the Bhagavad-Gita.
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Those who are attached to the impersonal void feature of the Absolute Truth,
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their process is very troublesome.
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So, Krsna has got the different features of his manifestations.
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The first feature is impersonal. The second feature is localized.
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The third feature is localized, but the Supreme.
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So generally, the yogis, they try to concentrate on the impersonal feature.
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Actually they should have concentrated on the localized feature.
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The localized feature is called Paramatma. And the impersonal feature is called brahman.
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And the personal feature is called Bhagavan. That is explained very nicely in Srimad-Bhagavatam.
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The Absolute Truth is one. And personal, impersonal, and localized, the thing is one.
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But according to a different vision, in the beginning, it is impersonal,
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farther advanced it is localized and farther advanced it is personal.
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So yoga system of the modern day, first of all I may say, most of them are not very bona fide.
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They are simply humbug.
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Actual yoga system, astanga-yoga, is different status of practicing yoga,
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is not possible at the present day.
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What is the relationship between Christ and Krsna?
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That is very simple to understand. Christ repented himself, as son of God.
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So we have no objection to accepting as son of God..
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In the Bible, Lord Christ said the only way to worship God is through me.
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Yes. That’s nice.
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Because unless you get association of a devotee, there is no question of God realization.
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So Jesus Christ was a devotee. So one has to associate with a devotee before realization of God.
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But it is not that God has got only one devotee.
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If God is unlimited, he has unlimited devotees of God.
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That is real philosophy. But the philosophy which was spoken by Lord Jesus Christ,
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that society was different from the society where Krsna appeared and Krsna spoke.
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Just like Krsna spoke to Arjuna. And Jesus Christ spoke to some people in a desert.
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So their status of life and their understanding is different.
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So the representative of God speaks according to the circumstances, according to the country,
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So it was good for the people at that time.
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They should have concentrated to Jesus Christ.
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Is Krsna Consciousness secretarian? Can anyone take it up?
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Can Christians take it up? Can Moslems take it up?
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Yes, you can see practically.
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All our students here in the Western countries, they’re mostly coming from Christian group,
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Jewish group, and there are many Mohammedans also. And these Negros.
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All kinds of…everyone is welcome. That is stated in the Bhagavad-Gita.
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Although materially there is gradation of first class, second class, third class human society.
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But Krsna is saying that anyone, that anyone who takes proper shelter of me,
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this is very important. Proper shelter means to take shelter of Krsna.
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But in the physical absence of Krsna, one has to take shelter of Krsna’s real representative.
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Then anyone who is understanding Krsna’s philosophy,
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and he will be elevated to the highest platform of understanding.
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With what authority do you teach this Krsna Consciousness?
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I told you, Bhagavad-Gita is our authority.
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Just like when you go to the law court you speak on the Law…