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“Whenever, O descendant of Bharata, righteousness declines and unrighteousness prevails, I manifest Myself. For the protection of the righteous and the destruction of the wicked, and for the establishment of religion, I come into being from age to age.” Bhagavad Gita.
Krishna is the central figure of the Bhagavad Gita. Sri Krishna is widely considered to be an Avatar – a direct descent of God. During the Battle of Kurukshetra, Krishna gave Arjuna the immortal spiritual discourse of the Bhagavad Gita – Krishna taught a spiritual path of wisdom, devotion and discrimination. Sri Krishna also popularised devotional bhakti yoga through his time with Radha and the Gopis in Vrindavan.
In the early stage of his life, Sri Krishna is also often depicted playing the flute for his beloved gopis – female devotees. Of these Radha was the greatest devotee. This life episode was crucial in the development of Hindu Bhakti devotional tradition. Sri Krishna taught that there were many paths to reach the goal of self-realisation, but devotion was the shortest path “However men try to reach me, I return their love with my love; whatever path they may travel, it leads to me in the end.” Bhagavad Gita
It was on the battlefield of Kurukshetra that Sri Krishna gave the immortal dialogue of the Bhagavad Gita, which was an exposition of Sri Krishna’s yoga and how an aspiring seeker might seek union with God. Unlike Indian scriptures of the past, the Bhagavad Gita doesnt not require world renunciation but encouraged world acceptance. The Bhagavad Gita and the life of Sri Krishna are very important for making spirituality accessible to ordinary people – and not just yogi’s who renounced the world. The central message of Sri Krishna is for man to take part in desire less action – motivated not by human ego, but for the Divine Cause.
“You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits. Do not let the fruits of action be your motive, but do not attach yourself to nonaction.” — Bhagavad Gita. ✨👁🌀🐚📿🌕🕉💙🎨🙏🏻✨ Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya Namah ~ Jai Shri Krishna ✨👁🌀🕉🙏🏻