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Salutations to Lord Krishna, the Supreme Lord, who is the Indweller of our hearts, who is Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, Bliss
Absolute,
who is the Soul of this universe, who bestows Immortality on His
devotees,
who is the source for everything and who took a human form for the
benefit
of the gods and His devotees, to destroy wickedness and to establish
righteousness.


I bow to that Para Brahman, the Supreme Self, from whom is born this mysterious universe, by whom alone it is upheld, and in whom alone it is dissolved,

who is Lord Krishna Himself.


Lord Krishna was the highest incarnation of the great Vishnu. He was the unique and crowning incarnation of all. He was the Purna Avatara, the
Perfect
Incarnation. He had sixteen Kalas or rays. He was a noble scion of the
illustrious Yadava dynasty. He was a world-teacher. He was the one Lord
of love. He was a lover of men. His divine form holds the heart of India

captive in chains even today.


The Bhagavata, the Mahabharata, the Vishnu Purana—all proclaim with one voice that there was none to match Sri Krishna in beauty and elegance of

form in all the three worlds.


His enchanting form with flute in hand is worshipped in the myriad homes of India. It is a form to which is poured out devotion and supreme love
from the hearts of countless devotees not only in India but also in the
West.


He was a noble embodiment of all the great qualities of head and heart. He was the towering genius of His age. He was a great historical figure.

His sports of childhood contain countless object-lessons for all
thinking
men. He was a glorious and extraordinary personality.


Every word of Lord Krishna’s teachings and every act of His is full of sublime and grand object-lessons of momentous import to humanity in a
variety
of ways.


Worship of Sri Krishna has been practised in India from the very commencement of the world’s culture. It is a part of the Veda itself. It is not a new

cult. Sri Krishna has become the most common object of worship in the
whole
of India. Even in Latvia (Europe) hundreds of ladies worship Sri Krishna

and repeat His Mantra—OM NAMO BHAGAVATE VASUDEVAYA.


Lord Krishna was great in knowledge, great in emotion, great in action, altogether. The scriptures have not recorded any life more full, more
intense,
more sublime, more grand than His.


Though Lord Krishna appeared in human form, He had an Aprakritika, divine body. He did not take any birth. He did not die. He appeared and
disappeared
through His Yoga Maya. This is a secret, known only to His devotees,
Yogis
and sages.


Lord Krishna has played various parts during His stay in the world. He drove the chariot of Arjuna. He was an unparalleled statesman. He was a
master musician. He gave lessons to Narada in the art of playing the
Vina.
The music of His flute thrilled the hearts of the Gopis and of all. He
was a cowherd in Nandagaon and Gokul. He exhibited miracles even when he

was a child and a boy. He killed many Rakshasas. He showed Visvaroopa to

His mother. He did Rasalila, the secrets of which can only be understood

by devotees like Narada, Radha, the Gopis and Sri Gouranga. He taught
the
supreme truths of Yoga, Bhakti and Vedanta to Arjuna and Uddhava. He had

mastery over the sixty-four arts. That is why He is regarded as an
Avatara
with sixteen Kalas or powers.


(taken from http://www.dlshq.org/download/lordkrishna.htm)

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