By Ahmad Ali
[A Message to Hindu brothers and sisters]
The Vaishnava Sect claims Krishna as Almighty God.
But as a non-vedic Monotheist, my comment is – no, Krishna is not the Almighty God.
But before presenting my points, let me give two references of two Indian Scholars.
As per Mayavadi Scholar Swami Vivekananda, Krishna is not Almighty God, but a spiritual leader or teacher.
“…The fact is, some individual (i.e Krishna) comes **who is unique in spirituality. Then all sorts of legends are invented around him…”**
[Complete Works of Vivekananda/Vol. 1/Lectures And Discourses/Krishna;
Source – https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Complete_Works_of_Swami_Vivekananda/Volume_1/Lectures_And_Discourses/Krishna ]
As per Swami Dayananda Saraswati (the founder of Arya Samaj), Krishna is an ordinary man who might have wished to come to this world again again for the welfare of mankind, but is not God at all.
“Though it is possible that Krishna, being very virtuous and being extremely anxious to further the cause of righteousness, might have wished that he would like to be born again and again at different times to protect the good and punish the wicked. if such was the case, there is no harm in it;…
*…In spite of all this Krishna could never be God.”*
[Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth) by Swami Dayananda Saraswati/Page 219]
Now let me present my point of view of why Krishna can not be Almighty God. In a word, my point is – Krishna can not be Almighty God because then God will lose His Godly character, or in other words, God will lose His Supreme Position and will become inferior like His creation.
Let me explain my point with a few references.
“…altogether **Lord Kṛṣṇa had 16,108 queens at Dvārakā, and in each of them He begot ten children.** All these children grew up, and each had as many children as the father…”
[Purport on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.10.29 by Swami Prabhupada; source – https://vanisource.org/wiki/SB_1.10.29 ]
So, we can clearly see from the explanation of Swami Prabhupada (the founder of ISKCON) that Krishna had 16,108 wives with a lot of children.
Now, if God begets children, He will be like human being having sexual relationship with lower creation.
If I say that your mother is a dog, it means that your father had physical relationship with an animal. So, it is an insult indicating that you are inferior. So, if God is the most superior of everything, why He will take inferior worldly body and lose His position by having sexual relationship with inferior creation???
Let me give you another reference.
**“Taking the girls’ garments, He quickly climbed to the top of a kadamba tree.** ….
..Then, shivering from the painful cold, all **the young girls rose up out of the water, covering their pubic area with their hands.“**
[Srimad Bhagavatam, 10:22:9-17;
Source – https://vanisource.org/wiki/SB_10.22:_Krsna_Steals_the_Garments_of_the_Unmarried_Gopis ]
Here we see that Krishna stole the garments of virgin girls and forced the girls to come out of the water of river in a full naked condition!!!
You can read the full story from this link:
The question is, if God is the most Honourable One and if He shows such type of characterless behaviour, how can He sustain His most superior position?
Let us examine another point.
“…At that time, many of the gopīs were married…. all the gopīs who wanted to have Kṛṣṇa as their husband were already married…. **Their attitude toward Kṛṣṇa was that of paramour love. Therefore, the loving affairs of Kṛṣṇa with the gopīs is called parakīya-rasa. A married man or a wife who desires another wife or husband is called parakīya-rasa.“**
[“Krsna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead” by A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada/purport of the Twenty-ninth Chapter of Kṛṣṇa, “The RāsaDance: Introduction.”
Source – http://krsnabook.com/ch29.html ]
So we can see that Krishna had fornicated relationship with so many married girls too.
Here the point is, as per Bhagavad Gita, relationship outside marriage is not allowed. Because we can get negative outcome from such relationship.
Now if Krishna is Almighty God, he will be all powerful. So, Krishna is doing love & sexuality outside marriage, but he is telling us not to do that!
That means, if Krishna is Almighty, he is misusing his power by doing whatever evil things he wants! So, isn’t it an injustice? If Krishna is God, how can he be unjust like this????
And if God becomes unjust like human being, how can be called as Almighty God when he has lost his most superior position???
Think and ask yourself in which misguided way of worship you are following blindly only seeing and hearing from your ancestors and people around you?
By Ahmad Ali