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The Supreme Opulence of Krishna


In the Bhagavad-gita (4.8), Lord Krishna tells the reasons for His descent into the material world.


paritranaya sadhunamááá vinasaya cha dushkrtam

dharma samsthapanarthayaááá sambhavami yuge yuge


á"To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to re-establish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millenium after millenium." But these three reasons are only external. The real reason why Krishna appears is to satisfy His unalloyed devotees, who are always anxious to see Him. This is due to His great love for His devotees. Although Krishna is God Himself who is full of six opulences - all beauty, all knowledge, all wealth, all fame, all strength, all renunciation - still He becomes captivated by and subordinate to the love of His devotees. For example,


*He plays the role of the son of Yashoda and Nanda Maharaj.

*He plays with His cowherd boyfriends just like an ordinary cowherd boy.

ĽAs Arjuna's friend, He becomes 'Parthasarathi'. the driver of the chariot of Arjuna.


Such is the sublime sweetness of the love of Krishna for His devotees! He is therefore glorified as 'bhakta-vatsala'. This -Krishna's becoming subordinate to the love of His devotees - is indeed His supreme opulence! Thus Lord Shri Krishna, the Supreme Absolute Truth, is the ultimate goal, the supreme object of everyone's love and service, now and forever.