Is Krishna the Cause of Evil?

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Is Krishna the Cause of Evil?

Postby backtohome » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:23 am

Question: Is Krishna the Cause of Evil?

In reply to the question "Problem of Evil" you mentioned that evil is created by us.
Please clarify my question:

In Brahma samhita is the verse:

īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ
anādir ādir govindaḥ

"Krishna who is known as Govinda is the Supreme Godhead. He has an eternal blissful spiritual body. He is the origin of all. He has no other origin and He is the prime cause of all causes".

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the prime cause of all causes. Can we infer from your answer and also from this Brahma Samhita verse that the prime cause for us causing evil is the Supreme Person Krishna?

Note: I am not a logician. I am not against Vaishnavism. I am just a sincere follower of the Hare Krishna movement. Please help me to understand the answer to my question.


Answer: Krishna Gave Us What We Wanted.

Of course, the government is the cause of the prison because it built the prison. But in another sense the criminals are the cause of the prison because the government would much rather spend its limited funds on universities instead of prisons. The government is required to construct prisons as places of residence for those who choose to flagrantly violate the laws of the state.

So because we wanted a world of evil in which we could consider ourselves to be the center of existence God kindly obliged us by facilitating us with such a world. In conclusion, both principles are true. God is the cause of evil. And we are also the cause because we wanted it.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari
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