Krishna is …

By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, from his Foreword to Sri Krishna Caitanya.

The references are to chapters and verses of Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10.

  • Krishna is possessed of an unlimited intellect. (88/22)
  • Krishna is inaccessible to sensuous knowledge. (16/46)
  • Krishna is lord of the infinity of worlds.(69/17)
  • Krishna wields the power of creating the unlimited. (87/28)
  • Krishna carries the impress of limitless power. (87/14)
  • Krishna is possessed of inconceivable potency. (10/29)
  • Krishna is unborn. (59/28, 74/21)
  • Krishna solves all heterogeneous views. (74/24)
  • Krishna is vanquished by exclusive devotion. (14/3)
  • Krishna is inner guide. (1/7)
  • Krishna is the withholder of the energy of the wicked. (60/19)
  • Krishna is the giver of salvation of jivas that are free from vanity. (86/48)
  • Krishna ordains the worldly course of conceited jivas. (86/48)
  • Krishna is primal God (Deva). (40/1)
  • Krishna is primal person (purusha). (63/38)
  • Krishna is overwhelming flood of bliss. (83/4)
  • Krishna possesses fulfilled desire. (47/46)
  • Krishna is self-delighted. (60/20)
  • Krishna is the opponent of the sinuous. (60/35)
  • Krishna is sung by the best of hymns.(86/23)
  • Krishna is the dispeller of the night of pseudo-religion. (14/40)
  • Krishna is devoid of increase and decrease. (48/26)
  • Krishna is efficient and material cause. (10/29)
  • Krishna is the only truth. (14/23)
  • Krishna is awarder of the fruit of work. (49/29)
  • Krishna is not subject to the consequences of work. (84/17)
  • Krishna is seer of cause and effect. (38/12)
  • Krishna is the person who is time (Kala). (1/7)
  • Krishna is time’s own self.(70/26)
  • Krishna is even the time of time. (56/27)
  • Krishna is present in the heart of every animate entity like fire inside wood. (46/36)
  • Krishna is grateful. (48/26)
  • Krishna is the augmenter (like the full moon) of the ocean of earth, Gods, twice-born and animals. (14/40)
  • Krishna is the tormentor of cannibalistic persons. (14/40)
  • Krishna is the destroyer of the pride of the arrogant. (60/19)
  • Krishna is the root-cause of the origin, etc., of the world. (14/23)
  • Krishna is the cause of the world. (40/1)
  • Krishna is the creator of the world. (70/38)
  • Krishna appears as if possessed of a body like that of mundane entities, for the good of the world. (14/55)
  • Krishna is the guru (center of gravity) of the world. (80/44)
  • Krishna is the refuge (ashraya) of jivas (individual souls) who are afraid of birth and death. (49/12)
  • Krishna is devoid of birth. (46/38)
  • Krishna is equally the internal guide , cause and director of jivas.(87/30)
  • Krishna is the destroyer of the miseries of the persons who employ themselves on meditating upon him. (58/10)
  • Krishna is the fourth dimension and self-manifest. (66/38)
  • Krishna is worthy of being gifted. (74/24)
  • Krishna is the punisher of the wicked. (69/17)
  • Krishna is the God of Gods.(80/44)
  • Krishna is rarely cognizable by the Gods. (48/27)
  • Krishna is unconcerned about body, house, etc. (60/20)
  • Krishna is supreme ruler of the greatest Gods. (73/8)
  • Krishna is the exponent of religion. (69/40)
  • Krishna is the eternal son of Nanda (ananda/pleasure). (14/1)
  • Krishna is visible to man with great difficulty. (71/23)
  • Krishna presence mocks the world of man. (70/40)
  • Krishna is the object of palatable drink of the human eye. (71/33)
  • Krishna is the internal guide of all. (31/4)
  • Krishna is worthy of the worship of all the worlds. (69/15)
  • Krishna accommodates all the worlds. (59/30)
  • Krishna is the manifestor of all light. (69/34)
  • Krishna is unstinted in giving Himself away to one who recollects Him. (80/11)
  • Krishna is the efficient cause. (87/50)
  • Krishna although devoid of all mundane quality, assumes mundane qualities by his inconceivable power for the purpose of creation, etc. (46/40)
  • Krishna is not subject to change. (64/29)
  • Krishna is not capable of discrimination, by reason of being void of any extraneous covering.(87/29)
  • Krishna is the giver of Himself to those who covet nothing. (86/33)
  • Krishna loves those who covet nothing. (60/14)
  • Krishna does no work. (60/20)
  • Krishna is human, hidden, primal person (purusha). (44/13)
  • Krishna is present in the hearts of jivas like the five elements. (82/45)
  • Krishna is the supreme sorcerer. (70/37)
  • Krishna is supreme Godhead and the internal guide of all. (56/27)
  • Krishna is the crest-jewel of those whose praises are sung by the sacred lore. (71/30)
  • Krishna is primal person and ever-existing. (14/23)
  • Krishna is the highest among the objects of worship. (74/19)
  • Krishna is the healer of the miseries of the submissive. (73/16)
  • Krishna is the destroyer of the sins of the submissive. (31/7)
  • Krishna is the destroyer of the distress of the submissive. (73/8)
  • Krishna is the residue after cataclysm. (87/15)
  • Krishna is devoid of touch with the mundane senses. (87/28)
  • Krishna is the soul and friend of all animate entities. (29/32)
  • Krishna is devoid of distinction appertaining to an alien. (63/38, 44)
  • Krishna is inconceivable by His nature. (70/38)
  • Krishna is the master of the universe. (70/37)
  • Krishna is the nourisher of the universe. (85/5)
  • Krishna is the sun that cheers the lotus of the kindred of the Vrishnis. (14/40)
  • Krishna is the God worshipped by the brahmanas. (69/15)
  • Krishna is the foremost of the brahmanas. (84/20)
  • Krishna is the originator of Brahma. (40/1)
  • Krishna is the worshipped of Brahma. (31/13)
  • Krishna loves his devotees. (48/26)
  • Krishna wears forms in accordance with the wishes of His devotee. (59/25)
  • Krishna is eternally present in Mathura . (1/28)
  • Krishna is devoid of the sense of kinship and regards all in the same way. (46/37)
  • Krishna is beyond all measuring potency (Maya). (63/26)
  • Krishna is subdued by the love of Yudhisthira. (72/10)
  • Krishna is concealed by the screen of maya from the sight of the people. (84/23)
  • Krishna does not follow the ways of the world. (60/36)
  • Krishna is the destroyer of the fear of the mundane sojourn of the submissive. (85/19)
  • Krishna is the womb of the scriptures. (16/44, 80/45, 84/20)
  • Krishna is shree guru’s own self. (80/33)
  • Krishna is devoid of hankering for wife, offspring, etc. (60/20)
  • Krishna is the ordainer of the worldly sojourn and of the summum bonum. (1/7)
  • Krishna is the cause of all entities. (85/4)
  • Krishna is the friend of good. (69/17)
  • Krishna is devoid of discrimination as of kinship. (63/38, 44)
  • Krishna is in existence. (56/27)
  • Krishna possesses true desire. (80/44)
  • Krishna is the true entity. (87/17)
  • Krishna is true of speech. (48/26)
  • Krishna is true of resolve. (37/12)
  • Krishna sees with an equal eye. (16,33)
  • Krishna is the cause of all causes. (14/56-57, 63/38, 87/16)
  • Krishna is the originator of all. (59/28)
  • Krishna is the soul’s own self of all jivas (individual souls). (14/55)
  • Krishna is omniscient. (16/48)
  • Krishna is all-seeing. (38/18)
  • Krishna is the embodiment of all Gods. (74/19, 86/54)
  • Krishna is the seer of all. (16/48)
  • Krishna is the lord of all. (37/23)
  • Krishna is the stay (Ashraya) of all entities. (82/46)
  • Krishna is all-pervasive and eternal. (9/13)
  • Krishna is the soul of all elements. (86/31)
  • Krishna is the knower of the mind’s of all elements. (81/1)
  • Krishna is the soul’s self of all elements. (74/24)
  • Krishna is the inner soul of all elements. (37/11)
  • Krishna is the internal guide of all elements. (47/29)
  • Krishna is the cause of the origin of all elements. (64/29)
  • Krishna is the limit of all Good. (84/21)
  • Krishna is omnipotent. (37/12)
  • Krishna is the lord of Lakshmi, the presiding deity of all riches. (47/46)
  • Krishna is the internal guide of all. (63/38, 72/6)
  • Krishna is the stay (Ashraya) of all. (40/15)
  • Krishna is witness and seer of self. (86/31)
  • Krishna is the refuge of the good. (80/9)
  • Krishna is most difficult to serve. (88/11)
  • Krishna is the friend of one’s heart. (48/26)
  • Krishna is the withholder of creation. (82/45)
  • Krishna is withholder, creator and preserver. (63/44)
  • Krishna is the master of the functions of creation, etc. (16/49, 37/12)
  • Krishna is devoid of distinction as of kinship. (74/21)
  • Krishna is devoid of distinction as between kin and alien. (72/6)
  • Krishna indwells the universe created by himself. (48/19)
  • Krishna is the destroyer of the worldly sojourn of His devotees. (60/43)
  • Krishna is the wearer of body according to His wish. (1/7)

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