About Krishna

Krishna is Sanskrit for "the all-attractive Person." It is a name frequently used to refer to the Supreme Being in some of the Vedic writings of India, especially those dealing with the science of devotion to God like the Srimad-Bhagavatam and the Bhagavad-gita. They explain that Krishna is the original supreme person, the Absolute Truth, the ultimate source of all energies and of all other incarnations of God.

Krishna's appearance and activities on earth are the main subject of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, an extensive chronicle of many incarnations of God on Earth. The Bhagavatam's first nine cantos describe Krishna as the almighty origin of all things, how He creates and maintains the universe, and some of His many avatars (incarnations), while the Tenth Canto gives us a picture of His private life — as a beautiful, playful young cowherd boy in the rural setting of Vrindavan (in modern-day Uttar Pradesh, India).

In the Bhagavad-gita, which Krishna spoke to His friend Arjuna on a battlefield, He explains theistic philosophy in a nutshell, i.e., that the self always exists and can never die, that we're meant to live in harmony with the supreme will, and that He (God) can most easily be known through the process of bhakti-yoga, devotional service to the Supreme Person.
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