Vasudeva Krsna

Vasudeva Krsna

(Lord Sri Krsna is referred to Vasudeva Krsna when He appears in the material worlds to kills demons.)

[Of the powerful I am bodily and mental strength, and I am the devotional activities of My devotees. My devotees worship Me in nine different forms, among which I am the original and primary Vasudeva.]

>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 11.16.32

[There is no difference between the expansion, the expansion of the expansion, and the Supreme Personality of Godhead directly, as there is no difference between one candle and another — but still the candle from which the others are lit is called the original. Krsna, therefore, is called the Parabrahman, or the ultimate Godhead and cause of all causes.]

>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 3.24.10

[The Krsna who engages in killing demons is Vasudeva Krsna, not the original Krsna. The original Krsna does not go anywhere; He never takes a step away from Vrndavana.]

>>> Ref. VedaBase => TLK Vs 3

[In spite of all the property of Krsna, Krsna doesn’t care for this material world. He is busy in the spiritual world. Radha-madhava kunja-bihari. He’s busy in Vrndavana. He has many servants. Just big man has got many secretaries, servants, they look after, similarly, in this material world. His representatives — Brahma, Visnu, Mahesvara — they are managing the affairs of this whole universe. But He’s enjoying in Vrndavana. Jaya radha-madhava kunja-bihari. He has no concern. He doesn’t care what is happening here. But it, it does not mean that He doesn’t care, but He has no anxiety how the things are being managed. When it is mismanaged, then sometimes Krsna comes in His Vasudeva form. Not the original Krsna. Original Krsna never leaves Vrndavana. Padam ekam na gacchati. He’s always in His abode.]

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 2.1 — Ahmedabad, December 7, 1972

[Even the… Here we have got material experience. If you have got one rupee, if you take one anna, then it is fifteen annas. Or if you take two annas, it is fourteen annas. If you take sixteen annas, it becomes zero. But Krsna is not like that. He can expand Himself unlimited forms; still, the original Krsna is there. That is Krsna. We have got experience: one minus one equal to zero. But there, in the spiritual world… That is called Absolute. One minus, million times one minus, still, the original one is one. That is Krsna. Advaitam acyutam anadim ananta-rupam [Bs. 5.33].]

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 4.5  — Bombay, March 25, 1974

[Krsna says, vasudeva… When Krsna is in the Battlefield of Kuruksetra, He’s Vasudeva. Krsna does not go away from Vrndavana. But when He has got other business to do, He does it as Vasudeva. Vasudeva is in Mathura. Vasudeva is in Dvaraka. But original Krsna is in Vrndavana. But that does not mean that this Vasudeva is different from Krsna. The foolish person, who cannot study, who does not know what is Vasudeva, what is Aniruddha, what is Pradyumna, the, the Sankarsana… These are all expansions of Krsna. They are not different from Krsna. But still, They are not original Krsna. There is no… It is not that Vasudeva has got less power than Krsna. They are equally powerful. Advaitam acyutam… Advaita. They are not different. Acyutam anadim ananta-rupam [Bs. 5.33]. But the difference is that the… Several times I explained that one candle, you lit up another candle, you lit up another candle, you lit up another, another, millions… So all the candles are of the same power, so far candle power is concerned, but still, you have to say, “This is the first candle, this is the second candle, this is the third candle, this is the fourth candle,” like that. Not that because the second candle is lit up from the first candle, therefore second candle is less powerful than the first candle. No, that is not. That is called advaya-jnana.]

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.5.29 —  Vrndavana, August 10, 1974

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[Krsna is the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, and Baladeva is Krsna’s immediate expansion. Both Lord Krsna and Baladeva appeared as sons of Vasudeva, so both of Them may be called Vasudeva. From another point of view, because Krsna never leaves Vrndavana, all the forms of Krsna that appear elsewhere are His expansions. Vasudeva is Krsna’s immediate expansion, so Vasudeva is not different from Krsna. It is to be understood that the Vasudeva referred to in this verse of Bhagavad-gita is Baladeva, or Balarama, because He is the original source of all incarnations and thus He is the sole source of Vasudeva. The immediate expansions of the Lord are called svamsa (personal expansions), and there are also expansions called vibhinnamsa (separated expansions).]

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Bg 10.37

[Adi-caturbhuja, the original expansions from Baladeva, are Vasudeva, Sankarsana, Pradyumna and Aniruddha. All of Them are visnu-tattvas, or nondifferent Personalities of Godhead. In the incarnation of Sri Rama, all these different expansions appeared for particular pastimes. Lord Rama is the original Vasudeva, and His brothers were Sankarsana, Pradyumna and Aniruddha. Aniruddha is also the cause of Maha-Visnu, from whose breathing the Rg Veda appeared. All this is nicely explained in the Markandeya Purana. In the incarnation of Lord Krsna, Aniruddha appeared as the son of the Lord. Lord Krsna in Dvaraka is the Vasudeva expansion of the original group. The original Lord Krsna never leaves Goloka Vrndavana. All the plenary expansions are one and the same visnu-tattva, and there is no difference in Their potency.]

>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 3.1.34

[The biggest and highest planet in the brahmajyoti is Krsnaloka, or Goloka Vrndavana, where the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna Himself, resides. Lord Sri Krsna never leaves Krsnaloka. Although He dwells there with His eternal associates, He is omnipresent throughout the complete material and spiritual cosmic manifestations. This fact has already been explained in Mantra Four. The Lord is present everywhere, just like the sun, yet He is situated in one place, just as the sun is situated in its own undeviating orbit.]

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Iso mantra 12

[Since it is said that Lord Krsna never leaves Vrndavana-dhama, one may ask how He manages the affairs of the creation. This is answered in the Bhagavad-gita (13.14-18): The Lord pervades the entire material creation by His plenary part known as the Paramatma, or Supersoul. Although the Lord personally has nothing to do with material creation, maintenance and destruction, He causes all these things to be done by His plenary expansion, the Paramatma. Every living entity is known as atma, soul, and the principal atma who controls them all is Paramatma, the Supersoul.]

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Iso mantra 15

krsno ‘nyo yadu-sambhuto
yah purnah so ‘sty atah parah
vrndavanam parityajya
sa kvacin naiva gacchati

krsnah — Lord Krsna; anyah — another (Lord Vasudeva); yadu-sambhutah — born in the Yadu dynasty; yah — who; purnah — the full Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna; sah — He; asti — is; atah — than Him (Vasudeva); parah — different; vrndavanam — the place Vrndavana; parityajya — giving up; sah — He; kvacit — at any time; na eva gacchati — does not go.
“‘The Krsna known as Yadu-kumara is Vasudeva Krsna. He is different from the Krsna who is the son of Nanda Maharaja. Yadu-kumara Krsna manifests His pastimes in the cities of Mathura and Dvaraka, but Krsna the son of Nanda Maharaja never at any time leaves Vrndavana.'”
>>> Ref. VedaBase => Antya 1.67
[This creation emanates from Bhagavan, the Supreme Lord, who is without anxiety. Krsna very pleasantly associates with His consort Srimati Radharani and enjoys playing His flute. If God is anxious, what kind of God is He? Even Lord Brahma and other demigods are anxious. Lord Brahma is engaged in meditation, Lord Siva dances to annihilate the universe, the goddess Kali is engaged in killing with her sword, and so forth. The demigods have many activities, but Krsna is always peaceful. The Krsna who engages in killing demons is Vasudeva Krsna, not the original Krsna. The original Krsna does not go anywhere; He never takes a step away from Vrndavana. The other activities performed by Krsna are performed in the Vasudeva, Sankarsana, Aniruddha or Pradyumna forms. Krsna expands as Sankarsana, Narayana, Visnu, Maha-Visnu, Garbhodakasayi Visnu and Ksirodakasayi Visnu. God can expand Himself in many, many forms.]
>>> Ref. VedaBase => TLK Vs 3


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