The inner confidential meaning of Bhagavan or God

Parasara Muni describes Krishna as Bhagavan in Vishu Purana (6.5.47) - aishvaryasya samagrasya.

Aishvarya means opulence and revered qualities of somebody. Parasara Muni is calling Krishna as the owner of 6 opulence - wealth, beauty, fame, knowledge, strength and renunciation. We will get back to what is special about these 6 qualities very shortly.

It is to be noted that Parasara Muni is no ordinary but is the first sage and author who wrote the very first Purana, and that is Vishnu Purana. He is the father of Vyasdeva who later composed Srimad Bhagavatam and other Vedic literature like Mahabharata. We all must have heard about Vyasdeva and don't really need to explain who is.

Parasara Muni is also well known to the genuine astrologers as the authority in astrological sciences of today. His system Parasara System of Astrology is pinpoint perfect and is well know, studied, and taught across universities globally, and especially in India.

Now, knowing who Parasara Muni is, we will come back to that 6 opulence. So, Parasara Muni gives the definition of Bhagavan as the person who has all 6 opulence in full. He mentions in Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 10, Verse 1) that Krishna is paramam Bhagavan or Supreme Personality of Godhead.

The six opulence of Krishna (Bhagavan) are stated below point by point. If one wants to know Krishna's universal form and all the below mentioned qualities in-depth, they must read Chapter 10 (The Opulence of Krishna) and Chapter 11 (Universal Form of Krishna) of Bhagavad Gita.

  1. Wealth: Krishna controls the entire universe. He is the param niyatta (controller of Universe). Arjuna glories Krishna in Bhagavad Gita (11.43) stating that "Hey Krishna, You are the father and owner of the entire universe and no one can be equal to You."
  2. Beauty: Chapter 11, Text 10,11,12 of Bhagavad Gita has an idea to Krishna's beauty which is really tough to even describe. It is said in this verse that if millions of sun are rising at the same time, then that might resemble Krishna radiance. His beautiful garlanded neck is dazzling. Rasika Vaishnavas say that billions of kamadeva (Lord of Beauty) fall down in bewilderment by seeing a glimpse of the beauty of Krishna.
  3. Fame: Brahma, Shiva, Ganesh, Ved Vyas, Chanakya Pandit and all the exalted saints, Vedic Scriptures like Mahabharata, Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Shiva Purana, Vishnu Purana etc. all glorify Krishna in His full feature as Supreme Personality of Godhead. If one is really serious to understand the beauty and inner confidential qualities of prema (love) of Krishna, then they must read these spiritual books
  4. Knowledge: Bhagavad Gita is the song of Krishna. Anybody should read it once to understand the knowledge. He is the Supreme Knowledgable and all knowledge emanates from Him. I don't really need to mention the glories and respect Vedic Literature and especially the Bhagavad Gita commands in the scientific community and amongst true intellectuals.
  5. Strength: Kans sent three demons daily in order to kill Krishna and none were able to even touch His hair, leave apart putting up a fight. It's another thing that Krishna descends with all His devotees to teach the world the inner confidential prema-bhakti. He is the owner of the entire universe so what to speak of simple nominal strength. Talking about the strength of Krishna is not even if thought for devotees. However, for those who are in the initial stages of spiritual life or don't believe in Vedic Scriptures, lemme tell you that it doesn't really make a difference if you don't believe that 2+2=4. Just the thing is that you need to actually go through the scriptures under the right teacher to uncover the fact. If you are simple, humble and really want to understand, just pray to Krishna to show you direction. He is param kripalu (most merciful) and He guides really quick through somebody or some direction. If one approaches Krishna with 1 step, He takes 1000 steps in order to mercifully guide the seeker.
  6. Renunciation: Krishna is atmarama, or fully self-satisfied. He leaves the battlefield after Jarasandha attacked him to display the level of renunciation. In spite of people calling him Ran Chor (One who leaves the battlefield), this title is a garland in his neck for the devotees. When required, Krishna can show full renunciation if it is the need of the hour. Even being with all, He is one and alone, and even if alone, He is with all.

One should not be bewildered in the spiritual life and be fearless by surrendering to Krishna whole-heartedly.

Check How should beginner's approach spirituality to get going in your journey of finding the real purpose of human birth as explained by exalted saints and Vedic pieces of literature.

The inner meaning of Bhagavan and Krishna's internal potency can be easily understood by chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra loudly: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna | Krishna Krishna Hare Hare | Hare Rama Hare Rama | Rama Rama Hare Hare.

Jai Jai Shri Radhe!

Hare Krishna!

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