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Title: 146 ways to describe Krishna or God

User: Damodara Svarupa dasa      Date: 2005-02-22 11:27:12

 

146 ways to describe Krishna or God -- By Swami Gaurangapada

 

 

Nectar from Tenth Canto, Shrimad-Bhagavatam

 

(All the references in the brackets are to chapter and verse of the

Tenth Canto of Shrimad Bhagavatam).

 

Krishna is possessed of an unlimited intellect (10/84/22).

Krishna is inaccessible to sensuous knowledge ( l6/46) .

Krishna is Lord of the infinity of worlds (69/l7).

Krishna wields the power of creating the unlimited (87/28).

Krishna carries the impress of limitless power (87/l4).

Krishna is possessed of inconceivable potency (l0/29).

Krishna is unborn (59/28, 74/21).

Krishna solves all heterogeneous views (74/24).

Krishna is vanquished by exclusive devotion (l4/3).

Krishna is Inner Guide (l/7).

Krishna is the Withholder of the energy of the wicked (60/19) -

Krishna is the Giver of salvation to jivas that are free from vanity (86/48).

Krishna ordains the worldly course of conceited jivas (86/48).

Krishna is Primal God (Deva) (40/l).

Krishna is Primal Person (Purusha) (63/38).

Krishna is overwhelming flood of bliss (83/4).

Krishna possesses fulfilled desire (47/46).

Krishna is self-delighted (60/20).

Krishna is the opponent of the sensuous (60/35).

Krishna is sung by the best of hymns (86/23).

Krishna is the dispeller of the night of pseudo-religion (14/40).

Krishna is devoid of increase and decrease (48/26).

Krishna is efficient and material cause (l0/29).

Krishna is the only Truth ( l4/23 ).

Krishna is Awarder of the fruit of work (49/29).

Krishna is not subject to the consequences of work (84/17).

Krishna is the Seer of cause and effect (38/l2).

Krishna is the Person who is time (1/7).

Krishna is Time s Own Self (70/26).

Krishna is even the Time of time (56/27).

Krishna is Present in the heart of every animate entity, like fire inside wood (46/36).

Krishna is Grateful (48/26).

Krishna is the Augmentor (like the Full Moon) of the ocean of earth, gods, twice-born and animals (l4/40).

Krishna is the Tormentor of cannibalistic persons (14/40).

Krishna is the Destroyer of the pride of the arrogant (60/19).

Krishna is the Root-Cause of the origin, etc., of the world (14/23).

Krishna is the Cause of the world (40/l).

Krishna is the Creator of the world (70/38).

Krishna appears as if possessed of a body like that of mundane

entities, for the good of the world (l4/55).

Krishna is the Guru (centre of gravity) of the world (80/44).

Krishna is the Refuge (Ashraya) of jivas (individual souls) who are ,afraid of birth and death (49/l2).

Krishna is devoid of birth (46/38).

Krishna is equally the Internal Guide, Cause and Director of jivas (87/30).

Krishna is the Destroyer of the miseries of persons who employ

themselves in meditating upon Him (58/l0).

Krishna is of the fourth dimension and self-manifest (66/38).

Krishna is Worthy of being gifted (74/24).

Krishna is the Punisher of the wicked (69/l7).

Krishna is the God of gods (80/44).

Krishna is rarely cognisable by the gods (48/27).

Krishna is unconcerned about body, house, etc. (60/20)

Krishna is the Supreme Ruler of the greatest gods (73/8).

Krishna is the Exponent of Religion (69/40).

Krishna is the Eternal Son of Nanda (l4/l).

Krishna is Visible to man with great difficulty (71/23).

Krishna's Presence mocks the world of man (70/40).

Krishna is the Object of palatable drink of the human eye (71/33).

Krishna is the Internal Guide of all (3l/4).

Krishna is Worthy of the worship of all the worlds (69/15) .

Krishna accommodates all the worlds (59/30).

Krishna is the Manifestor of all light (63/34).

Krishna is unstinted in giving Himself away to one who recollects Him (80/ll).

Krishna is the efficient Cause (87/50).

Krishna' although devoid of all mundane quality, assumes mundane

qualities by His Inconceivable Power for the purposes of creation, etc. (46/40).

Krishna is not subject to change (64/29).

Krishna is not capable of discrimination by reason of being void of

any extraneous covering (87/29).

Krishna is the Giver of Himself to those who covet nothing (86/33).

Krishna loves those who covet nothing (60/14).

Krishna does no work (60/20).

Krishna is Human, Hidden, Primal Person (Purusha) (44/13).

Krishna is Present in the hearts of jivas like the five elements (82/45).

Krishna is the Supreme Sorcerer (70/37).

Krishna is Supreme Godhead and the Internal Guide of all (56/27).

Krishna is the Crest-jewel of those whose praises are sung by the sacred lore (71/30).

Krishna is Primal Person and Ever-existing (14/23).

Krishna is the Highest among the Objects of worship (74/19).

Krishna is the Healer of the miseries of the submissive (73/16).

Krishna is the Destroyer of the sins of the submissive (31/7).

Krishna is the Destroyer of the distress of the submissive (73/8).

Krishna is the Residue after the Cataclysm (87/15).

Krishna is devoid of touch with mundane senses (87/28).

Krishna is the Soul and Friend of all animate entities (29/32).

Krishna is devoid of distinction appertaining to an alien (63/38,44).

Krishna is Inconceivable by His Nature (70/38).

Krishna is the Master of the Universe (70/37).

Krishna is the Nourisher of the Universe (85/5).

Krishna is the Sun that cheers the lotus of the kindred of the Vrishnis (14/40).

Krishna is the God worshipped by the Brahmanas (69/15).

Krishna is the Foremost of the Brahmanas (84/20).

Krishna is the Originator of Brahma (40/1).

Krishna is the Worshipped of Brahma (31/13).

Krishna loves His devotees (48/26).

Krishna wears Forms in accordance with the wishes of His devotee (59/25).

Krishna is eternally Present in Mathura (1/28).

Krishna is devoid of the sense of kinship and regards all in the same way (46/37).

Krishna is beyond all Measuring Potency (Maya) (63/26).

Krishna is subdued by the love of Judhisthira (72/10).

Krishna is concealed by the screen of Maya from the sight of the people (84/23).

Krishna does not follow the ways of the world (60/36).

Krishna is the Destroyer of the fear of the mundane sojourn of the submissive (85/19).

Krishna is the Womb of the Scriptures (16-44, 80/45, 84/20).

Krishna is Sree Guru's Own Self (80/33).

Krishna is devoid of hankering for wife, offspring, etc. (60/20).

Krishna is the Ordainer of the worldly sojourn and of the summum bonum (1/7).

Krishna is the Cause of all entities (8514).

Krishna is the Friend of the good (69/17).

Krishna is devoid of discrimination as of kinship (63/38, 44).

Krishna is Existence (56/27).

Krishna possesses true desires (80/44).

Krishna is the True Entity (87/17).

Krishna is True of speech (48/26).

Krishna is True of resolve (37/12).

Krishna sees with an equal Eye (16/33).

Krishna is the Cause of all causes (14/56-57,63/38,87/16).

Krishna is the Originator of all (59/28).

Krishna is the Soul's own self of all jivas (individual souls) (14/55).

Krishna is Omniscient (16/48).

Krishna is All Seeing (38/18).

Krishna is the Embodiment of all gods (74/19, 86/54).

Krishna is the Seer of all (16/48).

Krishna is the Lord of all (37/23).

Krishna is the Stay (\Ashraya) of all entities (82|46).

Krishna is All-pervasive and Eternal (9/13).

Krishna is the Soul of all elements (86/31).

Krishna is the Knower of the minds of all elements (81/1).

Krishna is the soul's self of all elements (74/24).

Krishna is the Inner Soul of all elements (37/11).

Krishna is the Internal Guide of all elements (47/29).

Krishna is the Cause of the origin of all elements (64|29).

Krishna is the Limit of all good (84/21).

Krishna is Omnipotent (37/12).

Krishna is the Lord of Lakshmi, the Presiding Deity of all riches (47/46).

Krishna is the Internal Guide of all (63/38, 72/6).

Krishna is the Stay (Ashraya) of all (40/15).

Krishna is Witness and Seer of Self (86/31).

Krishna is the Refuge of the good (80/9).

Krishna is most difficult to serve (88/11).

Krishna is the Friend of one's heart (48/26).

Krishna is the Withholder of Creation (82/45).

Krishna is Withholder, Creator and Preserver (63/44).

Krishna is the Master of the functions of creation, etc. (16/49,37/12).

Krishna is devoid of distinction as of kinship (74/21).

Krishna is devoid of distinction as between kin and alien(72/6).

Krishna indwells the Universe created by Himself (48/19).

Krishna is satisfied by the taste of His Self-Delight (72/6).

Krishna is the Destroyer of the worldly sojourn of His devotees (60/43).

Krishna is the Wearer of body according to His Wish (1/7).

 

Daaso'smi, Tridandi Bhikshu Bhaktiratna Sadhu Swami Gaurangapada.