Perfect Knowledge of Shri Krishna gives Liberation!

Perfect Knowledge of श्री  Krishna gives Liberation!

One can attain the perfect stage of liberation from birth and death simply by knowing the intricacies of Shri Krishna’s birth & activities. Lord  Shri Krishna states this secret in Bhagvad Gita.
Indeed this is a great boon to the mankind that as Bhaktas know more and more about the transcendental nature of His activities they move ahead on the path of liberation. 

The verse is as follows:

जन्म कर्म मे दिव्यमेवं यो वेत्ति तत्वतः
त्यक्तवा देहं पुनर्जन्म नैति मामेति सोऽर्जुन (Bg 4.9)
One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.

What are those mysteries of his birth and activities? Shri Krishna himself mentions some of them in previous three verses.

1.      Although I am unborn and My transcendental body never deteriorates, and although I am the Lord of all living entities, I still appear in every millennium in My original transcendental form. (Bg 4.6)

Explanation:
·  Although He may appear like an ordinary person, He remembers everything of His many, many past "births," whereas a common man cannot remember what he has done even a few hours before.
·    In the material world, the living entity has no fixed body but transmigrates from one body to another. The Lord, however, does not do so. Whenever He appears, He does so in the same original body.


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Despite the fact Lord Krsna grows from childhood to boyhood and from boyhood to youth, astonishingly enough He never ages beyond youth. At the time of the Battle of Kuruksetra, He had many grandchildren at home still He looked just like a young man twenty or twenty-five years old. We never see a picture of Krsna in old age   because He never grows old like us




·        Neither His body nor His intelligence ever deteriorates or changes. Therefore, it is clear that in spite of His being in the material world, He is the same unborn, eternal form of bliss, knowledge & joy (sat-chit- anand).
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Factually, His appearance and disappearance is like the sun's rising, moving before us, and then disappearing from our eyesight. Actually, the sun is always in its fixed position, but owing to our defective, insufficient senses, we calculate the appearance and disappearance of the sun in the sky.
·        The Vedas also confirm that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is unborn, yet He still appears to take His birth in multi-manifestations. The Vedic supplementary literatures also confirm that even though the Lord appears to be taking His birth, He is still without change of body. (see boxes below)

·        A question may now be raised as to why the Lord appears and disappears in this world. This is explained in the next verse.
2.      Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion – at that time I descend Myself. (Bg 4.7)
Explanation:
·        The Lord says he manifests Himself as He is.
· "The avatara, or incarnation of Godhead, descends from the kingdom of God for material manifestation. And the particular form of the Personality of Godhead who so descends is called an incarnation, or avatara. Such incarnations are situated in the spiritual world, the kingdom of God.



·        Each and every avatara, or incarnation of the Lord, has a particular mission, and they are all described in the revealed scriptures. No one should be accepted as an avatara unless he is referred to by scriptures.

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In each and every incarnation, He speaks as much about religion as can be understood by the particular people under their particular circumstances. But the mission is the same--to lead people to God consciousness and obedience to the principles of religion.
·        In all incarnations of the Lord, therefore, the same principles are taught, but they appear to be higher and lower in varied circumstances.
3. To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium. (Bg 4.8)

Explanation:

·        It is not necessary for the Supreme Lord to appear to destroy the demons like Ravana and Kamsa. The Lord has many agents who are quite competent to vanquish demons. But the Lord especially descends to appease and deliver His devotees.

4.      One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna. (Bg 4.9)
Explanation:
·        Such liberation of the living entity from material bondage is not at all easy. The impersonalists and the yogis attain liberation only after much trouble.
·        But the devotee, simply by understanding the transcendental nature of the body and activities of the Lord, attains the abode of the Lord after ending this body and  does not return again to this material world.


Confirmation of Vedas 1

It is  stated in the Vedas (Purusa-bodhini Upanisad): 
eko devo nitya-lilanurakto bhakta-vyapi hrdy antar-atma
"The one Supreme Personality of Godhead is eternally engaged in many, many transcendental forms in relationships with His unalloyed devotees." This Vedic version is confirmed in this verse of the Gita personally by the Lord.
He who accepts this truth on the strength of the authority of the Vedas and of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and who does not waste time in philosophical speculations attains the highest perfectional stage of liberation. Simply by accepting this truth on faith, one can, without a doubt, attain liberation.
 

Confirmation of Vedas 2

The Vedic version, tat tvam asi, is actually applied in this case.
 Anyone who understands Lord Krsna to be the Supreme, or who says unto the Lord "You are the same Supreme Brahman, the Personality of Godhead," is certainly liberated instantly, and consequently his entrance into the transcendental association of the Lord is guaranteed.
 

Confirmation of Vedas 3

(Svetasvatara Upanisad 3.8)
tam eva viditvati mrtyum eti nanyah pantha vidyate 'yanaya
One can attain the perfect stage of liberation from birth and death simply by knowing the Lord, the Supreme Personality of God.
Conclusion
·        Devotees of Krishna keep discovering ever new qualities of Lord as they progress. Only a few are mentioned here.
·        By interpreting the Bhagavad Gita according to mundane scholarship empiric philosophers may assume very important roles in the material world, but they are not necessarily eligible for liberation. They are just puffed-up mundane scholars. 
·        One should therefore cultivate knowledge of Krsna with faith and in this way attain perfection & liberation from birth & death.
One can attain the perfect stage of liberation from birth and death by knowing the mysteries of Lord's birth & activities, the Supreme Personality of God. Lord Krishna says it and Vedas confirm it.
  




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