Your son Krishna
Embodied, revealed and manifested
The Message of Love-Delight within,
And Love-Delight all-where.
Sri Chinmoy 1
God is proud of His Divinity in Sri Krishna. Man is proud of his humanity in Sri Krishna.
Sri Krishna is the beloved Boatman who untiringly plies His Boat of Consciousness between India's unparalleled history and Her unrivalled spirituality.
The Gita is Sri Krishna's Heart, His Vision-in-Fulfilment. The Gita is humanity's breath, its journey towards Immortality.
Sri Krishna's Flute stirs the Universal Consciousness. Sri Krishna's Gita enchants the Transcendental Consciousness.
Sri Krishna plays on His Flute. We hear. We do something more. We barter our body's dust with His Soul's Plenitude.
Sri Krishna is the shoreless ocean of Bliss. But as soon as I sincerely dedicate myself to Him, He presents me with His own Boat and takes me to the boundless Shore, the Golden All. 2
Sri Krishna walked the soil to annihilate the philosophies of world-shunning spirituality and of world-grasping materialism. He established on earth the Dharmarajya, the Kingdom of the Inner Law. He restored the true spirit of Kshatriya heroism, motivated not by human ego, but by Divine Will, making man a devoted and active instrument of the Supreme. He brought down to the earth-consciousness the supreme Truth that earth and earthly life, being inherently divine, must be made outwardly divine, fully and totally, in every sphere, in every aspect. 3
My heart shall cry while chanting Krishna’s name.
My life shall dance while chanting Krishna’s name. 4
More poems/songs: about Sri Krishna
Question: In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna tells Arjuna that he should go into battle and fight; but I think we are not supposed to go about harming people. I don't understand how Arjuna could kill people.
Sri Chinmoy: You mean to say that Krishna was very immoral. What kind of spiritual Master was he? He asked his devotee to kill. Krishna asked Arjuna to kill cousins, uncles, etc. You feel that it was a very horrible mistake on the part of a spiritual Master.
Now, first of all, Krishna tried his best to avoid the war. He literally begged the Kauravas to come to some agreement. But they didn’t listen to Him. So necessity compelled Krishna to ask Arjuna to fight. What was this supreme necessity? He saw that the evil forces were reigning supreme at that time in the Kaurava family, and they were not opening to the light. He also knew perfectly well that if the so-called outer destruction took place, a new life would dawn. Then, (I am sure you have read the Gita ) in the eleventh chapter Sri Krishna showed His Universal Form to Arjuna. What was He showing? These people were already killed. By whom? Not by Arjuna, but by Krishna Himself. Then He said to Arjuna, “They are already killed. You just become My instrument.”
Further, from the spiritual point of view we come to learn that Krishna was not actually destroying them, but was transforming their unlit consciousness so that they could have better lives in their future incarnations. He saw clearly what their future possibilities were.
Morality will never allow you to fight against your nearest and dearest ones, but only this much does morality teach you. Morality cannot see an inch further. If you want to go beyond morality, then you have to obey the express will of the spiritual Master, the divine representative of God. If the spiritual Master asks you to do something, immediately you have to give up all your morality, for he knows what is ultimately best for you and your soul. In order to realise the Highest, if the Highest demands that your moral thoughts and attitudes be changed and transformed, then naturally you have to surrender to the Highest. It is the Highest that can fulfil your life. So you have to know where you stand. 5
Sri Chinmoy, Mother India: Infinity’s Beauty-Eye, Immortality’s Fragrance-Heart, Agni Press, 1997.↩︎
Sri Chinmoy, India, my India. Mother India's summit-prides, Agni Press, 1997.↩︎
Sri Chinmoy, Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita: the Song of the Transcendental Soul, Agni Press, 1971.↩︎
Sri Chinmoy, My Indian sunrise, 1998↩︎
Sri Chinmoy, Earth’s cry meets Heaven’s smile, part 2, Agni Press, 1974↩︎