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Krishna's Supremacy Confirmed


In the Bhagavad-gita (10.12-14) Arjuna proclaims the su premacy of Krishna:


arjuna uvaca

param brahma param dhama pavitram paramam bhavan purusam sasvatam divyam adi-devam ajam vibhum

ahus tvam rsayah sarve devarsir naradas tatha asito devalo vyasah svayam caiva bravisi me

sarvam etad rtam manye yan mam vadasi kesava na hi te bhagavan vyaktim vidur deva na danavah


'Arjuna said: You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute Truth. You are the eternal, transcendental, original person, the unborn, the greatest.

All the great sages like Narada, Asita, Devala and Vyasa confirm tn's truth about You, and now You Yourself are declaring it to me.0 Krishna, I totally accept as truth all that You have told me. Neither the demigods nor the demons, O Lord, can understand Your personality."


After hearing the Bhagavad-gita from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Arjuna accepted Krishna as parama hrahma, the Supreme Brahman. Every living being is Brahman, but the supreme  living being or the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supreme Brahman. Param dhama means that He is the supreme rest or abode of everything, pavitram means that He is pute,  untainted by material contamination, purusam means that He is the supreme enjoyer, divyam, transcendental, adi-devam, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, ajam, the unborn, and vibhum,  the greatest, the all-pervading.Now one may think that because Krishna was the friend of Arjuna, Arjuna was telling Him all this by way of flattery. But Arjuna, just to drive out this kind of doubt  from the minds of the readers of Bhagavad-gita, substantiates these praises in the next verse when he says that Krishna is accepted as the Supreme Per­sonality of Godhead not only by himself  but by authorities like the sage Narada, Asita, Devala, Vyasadeva and so on. These are the great personalities who distribute the Vedic knowledge as it is accepted by all acharyas. Therefore  Arjuna tells Krishna that he accepts whatever He says to be completely perfect, sarvam etad ritam manye: "I accept everything You say to be true. " Arjuna also says that the personality of the  Lord is very difficult to un­derstand and that He cannot be known even by the great demi­gods. This means that the Lord cannot even be known by person­alities greater than human beings. So  how can a human being understand Shri Krishna without becoming His devotee?


Therefore Bhagavad-gita should be taken up in a spirit of devotion. One should not think that he is equal to Krishna, nor should he think that Krishna is an ordinary personality or even a very great  personality. Lord Shri Krishna is the Supreme Person­ality of Godhead. So according to the statements of the Bhagavad-gita or the statements of Arjuna, the person who is trying to un­derstand  the Bhagavad-gita, we should at least theoretically accept Shri Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and with that submissive spirit we can understand the Shaguvad-gita. Unless  one reads the Bhagavad-gita in a submis­sive spirit, it is very difficult to understand Bhagavad-gita, be­cause it is a great mystery.Thus we see that there are innumerable evidences to establish  the fact that Lord Shri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.