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Why Call God "Krishna"?

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Why Call God "Krishna"?

Postby backtohome » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:25 am

Question: Why Call God "Krishna"?

If God is God as you said, divine and beyond attributes and names, why such obsession with the name Krishna? We could be spontaneously liberated if we keep God just God without creating an Avatar or give a name to God.

Samir Ranjan Das


Answer: Because "Krishna" Best Describes Him

When we say that God is unlimited we are are not saying that He is beyond attributes and names. What we are instead saying is that God has unlimited attributes and names. If God is unlimited, He cannot be limited in any way. He cannot not have a name because this would a limitation on God. If He is truly unlimited, which He is, He must be simultaneously with a name or names and without a name or names. If He is unlimited, He must have unlimited names. And it is because He has unlimited names that we sometimes say that He is nameless. In other words, He is nameless in the sense that He has no one particular name. But if there is any one particular name that could be best used to describe Him, that name would be Krishna because Krishna means the All-Attractive One. Since all attractive things are emanating from God, He must be unlimitedly attractive. Therefore if we are to give Him any one name, the name Krishna, the All-Attractive One, is the most appropriate.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari
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Re: Why Call God "Krishna"?

Postby bhumika123 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:03 pm

becoz he is a supreme personality of godhead
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