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146 ways to describe Krishna or God

Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada    Date: 2006-05-05 05:30:47
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.



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