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Krishna: Source of the Impersonal Brahman
Krishna declares in the Bhagavad-gita (14.27) that the all-pervading impersonal brahman effulgence also comes from Him: brahmano hi pratisthaham "I am the basis of the impersonal Brahman."
This is confirmed in the Brahma-Samhita:
yasya prabha prabhavato jagad-anda-koti-kotishv-ashesha-vasudhadi vibhuti-bhinnam
tad brahma nishkalam anantam ashesha-bhutam govindam adi-purusham tarn aham bhajami
"I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, whose effulgence is the source of the nondifferentiated Brahman mentioned in the Upanishads, being differentiated from the infinity of glories of
the mundane universe appears as the indivisible, infinite, limitless, truth."
There is sometimes a misconception that Krishna is undoubt-e<% the source of all the demigods, but ultimately He comes from e lrnpersonal Brahman. But those having such an idea are called as unintelligent by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita (7.24)
avyaktam vyaktim apannam manyante mam abuddayah
param bhavam ajananto mamavyayam anuttam
"Unintelligent men. who do not know Me perfectly, think that I. the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, was impersonal before and have now assumed this personality. Due to their small know ledge, they do not know My higher nature, which is imperishable and supreme."
Even the Upanishads which are sometimes thought of to support the doctrine of impersonalism, clearly explain that behind the impersonal light there is the Personality of Godhead. For example the Ishopanishad (15) says,
hiranmayena patrena satyasyapihitam mukham
tat tvam pusann apavrnu satya-dharmaya drstaye
"O my Lord, sustainer of all that lives, Your real face is covered by Your dazzling effulgence. Kindly remove that covering and exhibit Yourself to Your pure devotee."
Thus Krishna does not come from the Brahman; the Brahman comes from Him.